[KB378] Configuration requirements before installing ESET endpoint products in a domain network


  • To perform a remote installation of ESET endpoint products in a domain network, the Windows Firewall must be disabled and File and Print sharing must be allowed.


The procedure below is designed for administrators installing to computers that are part of a Windows 2003 Active Directory (The operating system shown in the steps below is a Windows Server 2003 computer with SP1 installed).


I. Create a Group Policy Object that will turn off the Windows firewall or allow File and Print sharing

  1. Download and install Microsoft Group Policy Management Console with Service Pack 1 on your server from the Microsoft Download Center:
  2. Open the Microsoft Group Policy Management console.
  3. Right-click Group Policy Objects and then select New from the context menu to create a new Group Policy Object. 

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  1. Enter the name of the object and click OK.

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  1. Right-click the new object and select Edit.


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  1. Expand Computer ConfigurationAdministrative TemplatesNetworkNetwork ConnectionsWindows Firewall and click Domain Profile. Right-click Protect all network connections and select Properties from the context menu.


If you want to allow File and Print sharing, right-click Allow file and print sharing exception and select Properties.


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  1. Select Disabled and click OK.

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  1. Right-click the domain and select Link an Existing GPO to create a link for the Group Policy Object (GPO). This will assure the use of the object in the chosen domain.

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  2. In the Select GPO window, select the Group Policy object that you just configured and click OK.

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The setting will be applied to workstations in the chosen domain. Proceed to part II to apply additional items to your Group Policy from the Push Installation Requirements and Checklist.

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II. Complete all the items on the Push Installation Requirements and Checklist

  1. Use the Group Policy Management Console to apply the items in the Push Installation Requirements and Checklist below: