[KB3014] How do I configure Presentation mode on client workstations? (5.x)

Issue

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Details

While in Presentation mode, ESET endpoint products will suppress pop-ups and scheduled ESET security tasks so that important presentations go uninterrupted and CPU usage is minimized. System protection still runs in the background when Presentation mode is enabled, but does not demand any user interaction.

Solution

If you do not use ESET Remote Administrator to manage your network

Perform these steps on individual client workstations.

ESET Personal firewall

If ESET Personal firewall is in Interactive mode and Presentation mode is enabled, you might have trouble connecting to the Internet. This can be problematic if you start a program that connects to the Internet. Normally, you would be asked to confirm such an action (if no communication rules or exceptions have been defined), but user interaction is disabled in Presentation mode. The solution is to define a communication rule for every application that might be in conflict with this behavior or to use a different filtering mode for ESET Personal firewall.

Manage default Presentation mode settings for client workstations using ESET Remote Administrator

To configure client workstations to activate Presentation mode any time that an application is run in full-screen mode, follow the instructions below:

  1. Open the ESET Remote Administrator Console (ERAC) by clicking Start → All Programs → ESET → ESET Remote Administrator Console → ESET Remote Administrator Console.
     
  2. Click Tools →  Policy Manager.
     
  3. Select your default policy and then click Edit Policy

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  4. Expand Windows desktop v5 → Kernel → Settings → Presentation mode and then click Automatically turn on Presentation mode when running full-screen applications. Select the check box next to Yes/No to have Presentation mode activate by default when client machines run full-screen applications.

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  5. Click Console, and then click Yes when asked to save changes.

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  6. Click OK to close Policy Manager. These settings will be applied to client workstations assigned to this policy the next time they check in to ESET Remote Administrator. 

 


Configure Presentation mode on individual client workstations

To configure individual client workstations to enter Presentation mode automatically when an application is run in full-screen mode (for example, your screensaver or Internet browser), follow the steps below:

  1. Open ESET Endpoint Security or ESET Endpoint Antivirus. How do I open my ESET product?

  2. Press F5 to access the Advanced setup tree.
     
  3. Expand User Interface, click Presentation mode, and then select the check box next to Enable Presentation mode automatically, when running applications in full-screen mode. When you are finished, click OK to save your changes.

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To enable/disable Presentation mode manually

If you need to manually enable Presentation mode, follow the steps below:

  1. Open the main program window by double-clicking the ESET icon  next to the system clock, or by clicking Start → All Programs → ESET → ESET Endpoint Security or ESET Endpoint Antivirus.
     
  2. Click SetupDisabled next to Presentation mode.

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If you need to manually disable Presentation mode, follow the steps below:

  1. Click the ESET icon  next to the system clock and click Disable Presentation mode (see Figure 2-3), or click Disable Presentation mode in the main program window.

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