[KB3594] Create a new policy in ESET Remote Administrator (6.x)

Issue

  • Create a policyusing the ESETRemote Administrator Web Console (ERAWeb Console)
  • Assign a policy to a group

Solution

Create a new policy and assign it to a group

End of support for version 6.4 and 6.5 of ESET Remote Administrator / MDM

ESET Remote Administrator version 6.5 is currently in Limited Support status and will soon be in Basic Support status. It is expected to reach End of Life status in December 2020.

ESET Remote Administrator version 6.4 is currently in basic support status and is expected to reach End of Life status in December 2019.

The MDM functionality in ESET Remote Administrator version 6 is in Basic Support status as of April 11, 2019. After this date, MDM version 6 will no longer be available for download.

View permissions needed for least privilege user access

ERA 6.5 User Permissions

This article assumes that your ERA 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):

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

Functionality Read Use Write
Policies
Groups & Computers

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

  1. Open ESET Remote Administrator Web Console (ERA Web Console) in your web browser and log in.

  2. Click Admin Policies.
  3. Click PoliciesNew.

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  4. Expand Basic and type a name for the policy into the Name field (the Description field is optional).

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  5. Expand Settings. Select the productthis policy will affect from the Select product drop-down menu. In this example, we are creatinga rule for ESETEndpoint forWindows.
  6. In the menu on the left, select the category for the rule you want to set. In this example, we are creating aUser Interface rule.
  7. In the center pane, configure your rule. In this example, we are disablingShow splash-screen at startup.

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  8. Expand Assign and click Assign.

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  9. Select the check box(es) next to each static or dynamic groupyou want this policy assigned to and click OK.

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  10. Click Finish to save your policy. Your policy settings will be applied to the target groups or client computers.

To see the policies that are assigned to each group, clickComputers, click the gear wheel iconnext to thegroup, and then select Manage Policiesfrom the drop-down menu.

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For more information about policies, read Online Help.