[KB3640] Install and activate ESET File Security for Microsoft Windows Server (6.x)


ESET business product in Limited Support status

This article applies to an ESET product version that is currently in Limited Support status and is scheduled to reach End of Life status soon.

For a complete list of supported products and support level definitions, review the ESET End of Life Policy for business products.

Upgrade ESET business products.

A new version is available

ESET File Security for Microsoft Windows Server version 7.x is available. We highly recommend that you upgrade to the latest version.

If you are trying to install a different ESET server security product, click the appropriate link below for instructions to install:

  1. Click the appropriate link below to download the installer file for ESET File Security for Microsoft Windows Server 6:

    32-bit Download   64-bit Download

  2. Double-click the installer file to launch the ESET File Security for Microsoft Windows Server 6 Setup Wizard. Click Next.
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  1. Read the End-User License Agreement. Select I accept the terms in the License Agreement and click Next if you agree.
  2. Select Complete and click Next.

    Windows Server 2008/2008R2 users, select Custom

    To verify that the Web and email module is installed, see part I in the following ESET Knowledgebase article:

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  1.  If you want to change the install location for the ESET File Security Product, Module or Data folders, you can click Browse next to the appropriate file path to select a new install destination. Click Install when you are finished making changes.
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  1. Click Finish. ESET File Security for Microsoft Windows Server will open automatically.
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  1. Type your License Key into the blank field and click Activate. If you currently use a Username and Password, click here for instructions to convert them into a License Key
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  1. Click Done.
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  1. The first time you open ESET File Security for Microsoft Windows Server, you must set your preference for the detection of potentially unwanted applications (what is a potentially unwanted application?). Click OK.
  1. We recommend that you leave the slider bar next to I want to be a part of ESET Live Grid (recommended) enabled. Click OK.
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