[KB2724] How do I deploy ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4 Business Edition for Linux Desktop to remote workstations?


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Remotely deploying the ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4 Business Edition for Linux Desktop product includes two installation steps:

  • Creating the installation package
  • Deploying the package on remote workstations

Create the installation package

  1. For detailed instructions on creating an installation package, see the following ESET Knowledgebase article: How do I create a package for a remote install of ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4 Business Edition for Linux Desktop?

    Remote installlation allows you to create an installation package (.linux or .rpm installation files) that can be installed on target computers. ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4 Business Edition for Linux Desktop can then be managed remotely via ESET Remote Administrator (ERA). During installation (Figure 1-1), an installation package will be created and saved to a tmp folder to be installed on remote workstations.

Figure 1-1
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You can transfer this file to target computers using one of the following methods:


Deploy the package on remote workstations using SSH/SCP method

Copy the installation package to the remote workstation using the command line.

  1. Open Terminal and select the folder where you created the installation package and type the following command:

    scp SourceFile user@host:/target


    cd /tmp/ESET_RemoteInstall
    scp lsb-esets.i386.linux administrator@


    For further information about how to use Secure Copy, type one of commands in the Terminal:

    man scp
    man ssh
  1. After copying the file, connect to the remote workstation by using ssh and run the installation procedure:

    ssh administrator@
    cd /home/administrator
    sudo ./lsb-esets.i386.linux

  2. After installation, if necessary, restart the computer using the reboot command, or notify a working person on the remote workstation. Output from the console after successful installation will display the following:

    administrator ~ # ./lsb-esets.x86_64.linux
    ESETS Install 4.0.66, Thu  7. april 2011, 12:43:04 CEST
    Installing ESET NOD32 Antivirus package
    Configuring ESET NOD32 Antivirus system
    Starting ESET NOD32 Antivirus system
     * Restarting ESET NOD32 Antivirus esets_daemon [ OK ]
    Installation of ESET NOD32 Antivirus completed successfully.
    A computer restart is required for the changes to take effect.

ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4 Business Edtion for Linux Desktop will start automatically after restarting the computer from where you copied and ran the installation package.


Deploy the package on remote workstations using LANDesk® Management Suite

If you are using LANDesk® Management Suite (Figure 1-2) and some workstations that you manage were added as devices, follow the instructions below: 


Before installation, it is necessary to set the correct authentication data for privileged user (root). From the Management Console menu, click ConfigureServicesSchedulerChange LoginAlternate credentials and set the relevant authentication data. 

  1. Install the Linux agent to desired workstations in order to run the installation. If you have not done this before, follow these instructions at first.


Make sure that there is an ssh daemon listening (port 22) on your workstation. If you are accessing the workstation using the root user account, set PermitRootLogin value in /etc/ssh/sshd_config and restart sshd:

PermitRootLogin yes
  1. Place the installation package (RPM) to the Web Share (so called ldlogon directory).

    C:Program FilesLANDeskManagementSuitelandesk
  2. Create a Distribution package from the ToolsDistributionDistribution packages. Right-click and choose New distribution packageNew linux package. Choose the desired file, such as the one you copied to the Web Share in the previous step.
  3. Create a Scheduled Task to install the distribution package to the remote workstation. Right-click and choose Create scheduled task. If you are creating a scheduled task directly from the Distribution packages section, the installation package will be set as default. Similarly, you can create a scheduled task from ToolsDistributionScheduled tasks.

Figure 1-2
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  1. After you create a scheduled task, move desired workstations using your mouse (drag & drop method) to the Devices pane, to which you want to install ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4 Business Edition for Linux Desktop.
  2. Create a schedule to start the task, or run it now. To run it now, right-click the task and select Start now.

A successful installation report will appear in the Scheduled tasksMy TasksTask_nameSuccessful section.