[KB2227] How can I install a pre-configured installation package locally instead of a push install? (5.x)


End of support for version 5.2 and 5.3 of ESET Remote Administrator

This article applies to version 5.x of Remote Administrator. ESET Remote Administrator version 5.3 reached End of Life status in June 2020 and it is no longer available for download.

  • Network issues, such as DNS conflicts, require you to install a package locally on a client workstation instead of using a push installation
  • Use a pre-configured installation package to install or uninstall ESET solutions on client workstations



I. Create an installation package using Installation Packages Editor

II. Export the installation package:

  1. Open the ESET Remote Administrator Console (ERAC) by clicking Start → All Programs → ESET → ESET Remote Administrator Console.
  2. Click ToolsPackage Manager

    ERA 5.2 and earlier: Click the Remote Install tab → ActionsManage Packages.

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  3. Select the name of the package you created in part I from the Name drop-down menu and click Save As.

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  4. Type a name for the installer file into the File name field, select ESET Install Msi File With Configuration (*.msi) from the Type drop-down menu and then click Save.

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  5. When prompted, click OK. The installer file will now be available in your selected save location. Proceed to part III.

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III. Deploy the installation package locally on the target client workstation:

  1. Copy the .msi file that you exported in part II onto the client workstation on which you would like to install it.
  2. Double-click the file to execute the installation. We recommend that you perform a silent install with a suppressed restart (see the switch used in the example below) if you do not want to be prompted during the installation. For example: 

    "C:Documents and SettingsesetDesktopeset_endpoint_security.msi" /qn REBOOT="ReallySuppress"

    Additional Switches

    To suppress a reboot of the machine and display a progress bar that cannot be cancelled during the installation:

    • msiexec /i "C:Documents and SettingsesetDesktopeset_endpoint_security.msi" /qb! REBOOT="ReallySuppress"

    If you exported an 'Exe' file instead of a 'Msi file, you can use the following syntax for a completely silent install:

    • "C:Documents and SettingsesetDesktopeset_endpoint_security.exe" /quiet /norestart

    If you would like further information regarding additional Command-Line Options, visit the following Microsoft resources: