Configure ESET Security Management Center to automatically deploy ESET endpoint products to unprotected computers (7.x)

Issue

  • Configure a dynamic group that identifies client computers not protected by ESET endpoint products
  • Configure an automated task to deploy ESET endpoint products to unprotected computers

 

Solution

Examples of Dynamic Group templates and their use

For aditional examples of using Dynamic Group templates, see Dynamic Group template - examples in ESMC Online Help and Related articles below.

ESET Security Management Center (ESMC) 7 User Permissions

This article assumes that your ESMC user has the correct access rights and permissions to perform the tasks below.

If you are still using the default Administrator user, or you are unable to perform the tasks below (the option is grayed out), see the following article to create a second administrator user with all access rights (you only need to do this once):

I. Create New Dynamic Group

View permissions needed for least privilege user access

A user must have the following permissions for their home group:

Functionality Read Use Write
Groups & Computers

Once these permissions are in place, follow the steps below.

  1. Open ESET Security Management Center Web Console (ESMC Web Console) in your web browser and log in.

  2. Click Computers .
     
  3. Select the static group that will be the parent of the new group, click the gear icon and then select New Dynamic Group from the context menu.

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  1. Type a name for the group in the Name field. If necessary, configure the Description and Parent Group settings to your preferences.

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  1. Click Template New.

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  1. Type a name in the Name field.

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  1. Click Expression, select NOR (All conditions have to be false) from the Operation drop-down menu and then click Add Rule.

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  2. Expand Installed software, select Application name and then click OK.

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  1. Select has prefix from the drop-down menu, enter ESET Endpoint or ESET File depending on which product will  be automatically deployed to client workstations in this dynamic group and then click Finish.

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  1. Click Finish and proceed to part II.

 

II. Create a new Client Task to deploy ESET endpoint products to unprotected clients

View permissions needed for least privilege user access

A user must have the following permissions for each affected object:

Functionality Read Use Write
Groups & Computers

A user must have the following permissions for their home group:

Functionality Read Use Write
Software Install (under Client Tasks)

Once these permissions are in place, follow the steps below.

  1. Click Client Tasks.
     
  2. Expand ESET Security Product, select Software Install and then click New.

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  1. Type a name for the task in the Name field (configure the other settings in the Basic section as necessary).
  1. Click Settings, click Choose ESET License. Please note that you will add Targets after the task is created.

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  2. Select a valid license and click OK.
     
  3. Click Choose package.
     
  4. Select the product you want to deploy and click OK.

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  5. Select the check box next to I accept the terms of the application End User License Agreement and acknowledge the Privacy Policy.
     
  6. Click Finish when you are finished making changes to your task.
     
  7. Click Create Trigger when you are asked whether you want to add a trigger for the client task.

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  8. Click Targets. Click Add groups and select the check box next the dynamic group you created in part I. Click OK.

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  9. Click the Trigger section and select Joined Dynamic Group Trigger from the Trigger type drop-down menu.
     
  10. Click Finish.

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