[KB3677] Deploy the ESET Remote Administrator Agent using a Group Policy Object (GPO)

Issue

ESET business product no longer supported

This article applies to an ESET product version that is currently in End of Life status and is no longer supported. The content in this article is no longer updated. 

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

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Solution

Prerequisites


Deployment

  1. Create a new GPO to deploy the ERA Agents. Open Group Policy Management, right-click Group Policy Objects and select New. Type a name in the Name field, for example Agent deployment, and click OK.
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  2. Right-click the domain and select Link an Existing GPO.

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  3. Select the GPO that you created and click OK.

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  4. Right-click the linked GPO and click Edit to edit the GPO in Group Policy Management Editor

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  5. Expand Computer ConfigurationPolicies Software settings.
     
  6. Right-click Software installation, select New Package and navigate to the location where the ERA Agent installer .msi is saved. Type the full Universal Naming Convention (UNC) path of the shared installer package (for example, \\fileserver\share\filename.msi) and click Open.

    If you are deploying to 64-bit and 32-bit clients, repeat this step for both installer packages (Agent_x64.msi and Agent_x32.msi) and then follow the steps in Deploy ERA Agents to both 32-bit and 64 bit systems below.
     
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Deploy ERA Agents to both 32-bit and 64-bit systems

To deploy ERA Agents to both 32-bit and 64-bit systems, add the 64-bit and 32-bit .msi files to the shared folder.

In Advanced settings for the 32-bit.msi file, deselect the check box next to Make this 32-bit X86 application available to Win64 machines.

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  1. Select Advanced and click OK.
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  1. Click Modifications and click Add. Continue to step 10 if you are not using a .mst file. 

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  1. Select the .mst file, click Open and then click OK.

  2. The package is displayed in the Group Policy Management Editor.
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  1. You can now use Group Policy to assign this package to client computers. Click here for instructions on how to use Group Policy to remotely install the software in Microsoft Windows Server 2008 and in Microsoft Windows Server 2003.