Operating system

The table below displays the supported Windows operating systems for each ESET PROTECT component. See also a full list of supported operating systems.

Operating System

Server

Agent

RD Sensor

MDM

Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 SP1 with KB4474419 or KB4490628 installed

 

 

Windows Server 2008 R2 CORE x64 with KB4474419 or KB4490628 installed

 

 

Windows Server 2008 SP2 (x86 and x64) with KB4493730 and KB4039648 installed

 

✔*

✔*

Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 x64 with KB4474419 or KB4490628 installed

 

 

 

Windows Server 2012 x64

Windows Server 2012 CORE x64

Windows Server 2012 R2 x64

Windows Server 2012 R2 CORE x64

Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 x64

 

Windows Server 2016 x64

Windows Storage Server 2016 x64

 

Windows Server 2019 x64

 

Microsoft SBS 2008 x64 SP2 with KB4493730 and KB4039648 installed

 

✔*

✔*

Microsoft SBS 2011 Standard x64

Microsoft SBS 2011 Essentials x64

 

* You can install this component only by using a standalone installer. Windows Server 2008 SP2 does not support the All-in-one installer.

Operating System

Server

Agent

RD Sensor

MDM

Windows 7 x86 SP1 with latest Windows updates (at least KB4474419 and KB4490628)

 

 

Windows 7 x64 SP1 with latest Windows updates (at least KB4474419 and KB4490628)

 

 

 

Windows 8 x86

 

 

Windows 8 x64

✔*

✔*

 

Windows 8.1 x86

 

 

Windows 8.1 x64

✔*

✔*

 

Windows 10 x86

 

 

Windows 10 x64 (all official releases)

✔*

✔*

* Installing ESET PROTECT components on a desktop OS might not be in alignment with Microsoft licensing policy. Check the Microsoft licensing policy or consult your software supplier for details. In SMB / small network environments, we encourage you to consider a Linux ESET PROTECT installation or virtual appliance where applicable.

important

Important

Older MS Windows systems:

oAlways have the latest service pack installed, especially on older systems, such as Server 2008 and Windows 7.

oESET PROTECT does not support the management of computers running Windows 7 (with no SP), Widows Vista, and Windows XP.

We do not support illegal or pirated operating systems.

Beginning March 24, 2020, ESET will no longer officially support or provide technical support for ESET PROTECT (Server and MDM) installed on the following Microsoft Windows operating systems: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 (all versions).

warning

Warning

Starting January 2019, Oracle JAVA SE 8 public updates for business, commercial or production use require a commercial license. If you do not purchase a JAVA SE subscription, you can use this guide to transition to a no-cost alternative and install one of listed supported Java editions.

note

Note

It is possible to install VMware Player on a desktop Operating System and deploy the ESET PROTECT Virtual Appliance. This allows you to run ESET PROTECT on a non-server OS without the need for ESXi.