[KB6927] Known issues for latest versions of ESET business products






  • It is not possible to create a Live Installer from ESET PROTECT Cloud for EFDE for macOS.
  • Cloud MDM: Dynamic groups filtering is not working with managed Android devices.
  • Preview Feature - Cloud MDM iOS management - Enrollment email for iOS devices contain enrollment instructions for android enrollment.

ESET Security Management Center (ESMC)

  • The server task does not save credentials (password) when you edit or change a task.
  • When editing a notification with filters enabled, the filter configuration is not displayed but the notifications continue to work.
  • If a computer name includes special characters in the hostname (emojis), it will not connect to ESMC Server.
  • If you add exclusions from policy and choose the option “Exclude collected threats”, exclusion by URI and Threat Name does not work (values are swapped and written into incorrect fields).
  • MDM Core cannot be installed on Windows Server 2008R2 SP1 x64 in “offline mode”.
  • Logs in LEEF format are missing computer name/computer FQDN/and time zone specification with event time.
  • After upgrading from version 6.x ESET Remote Administrator, tasks set with monthly triggers will stop working and cause the “Unexpected Error” message.
  • Solution: Click "Continue", edit the task and recreate the trigger in ESMC.
  • Mobile Device Connector does not accept certificates from ERA 6.5 after the upgrade. A new certificate with the CA included needs to be generated in ESMC version 7 and updated via policy to connect clients, to prevent the need for re-enrollment.
  • When manually upgrading ESET Mobile Device Connector, the upgrade may fail due to the previous installation of Mobile Device Connector not being able to stop its service.
    Solution: Set the Mobile Device Connector service Startup type to “Manual”, then restart the service from within Services and run the upgrade procedure again.
  • It is not possible to use Windows Phone for two-factor authentication if ESET Security Management Center is a part of the domain and domain user is provisioned.
  • Certificates with validity ending after the year 2037 are not supported on Mac OS X. It is not possible to parse a date variable from the Certificate Authority on Mac OS X. The Agent cannot connect, because OS X cannot accept the Certificate Authority.
  • Mobile Device Connector (MDC) requires unique device identification to be able to process device enrollment correctly, as unique device identification is needed by internal structures of MDC. Some Android devices might have the same device identification, and those devices will fail to enroll in MDC.
  • Installing ERA Agent on macOS Sierra (10.12) requires root privileges.
  • MDM can stop working after a mobile device's static object is removed (for example, if a task or policy is removed from the device).
    Solution: This is a database-related issue—contact ESET technical support to resolve.
  • When performing an upgrade of previous versions of ESET Remote Administrator to ESMC V7 it might happen, that it is not possible to login to the web console for a longer period of time.
  • Using emojis or other 4-byte characters in certificates & object names will cause database errors and server crashes in some cases.
  • Proxy settings for replication are not applied from an agent policy using the All-in-one installer.
  • The Computer details view for a client incorrectly displays static group hierarchy and shows the device as a member of all parent dynamic groups. However, policies are still applied correctly. 
  • An On-demand scan launched from the ESMC console shuts down the computer even if this post-scan action was not selected

ESET Endpoint Security/Antivirus (EES/EEA)

  • HIPS component reports incorrect status after enabling before restart. (This also applies to versions 7.1 and 7.2)
  • In some cases, sending configuration to ESMC takes up to 30 minutes (7.3 and later)

ESET Mail Security for Microsoft Exchange (EMSX)

  • Upgrade from version 4.5 does not transfer activation.
    Solution: Run the "Product activation task" with a correct license after the upgrade.

ESET Business Account (EBA)

  • Adding units to Site might end with error
  • ESET Cloud Office Security reactivation might end with issues
  • General failure might appear when a site is deleted and devices are deactivated
  • Duplicated activated devices might appear when a license is migrated from ESET License Administrator to EBA
  • Activated devices of ESET File Security might not appear
  • License synchronization issues might appear

ESET MSP Administrator (EMA 2)

ESET Enterprise Inspector (EEI)

ESET Secure Authentication (ESA)

  • No known issues

ESET Endpoint Encryption (EEE)

  • Logins using 'Network Login' authentication type are not migrated in an upgrade from a previous version.

ESET Endpoint Security for Android (EESA)

  • Due to changes in Stock Android by Google, we are not able to execute the relevant steps related to Wipe command properly anymore. To ensure at least some data security on Android 6 devices, this command behaves the same way as Enhanced factory reset, i.e. among other things, the process will end up with a restore to factory default settings.
  • Due to changes in Android 7.0, Google allows the user to deactivate an active device administrator and uninstall the application in a single action. Users can now uninstall EESA without entering the admin password.
  • If you have an active application on your device that has screen overlay permissions on your Android 6 (Marshmallow) device, you will be unable to grant permissions to any other application including your ESET product. To enable permissions for your ESET product, you must disable screen overlay permissions for the application.

    Permission settings for Android 6 (Marshmallow)

    If you receive the message "Screen overlay detected" after granting permissions in your ESET mobile product for Android, see our Knowledgebase article to resolve the issue.

  • To access features that use SMS services in ESET Endpoint Security downloaded from Google Play, you need to install the ESET SMS Tool application. For more information, visit the ESET SMS tool documentation or our Knowledgebase article.

ESET Endpoint Antivirus and ESET Endpoint Security for macOS

  • Scheduler tool in ESET Endpoint Security for Mac and ESET Endpoint Antivirus for Mac running on macOS Big Sur (11) cannot run scheduled task for sandboxed applications. For example, all applications downloaded from the Apple store are sandboxed. You can find more information about Sandbox in the Apple documentation.
    Scheduler can still create tasks for ESET applications and other non-sandbox applications.
  • During the installation of ESET products on macOS Big Sur 11.1 and later you will receive the following message:
    This installer is intended for use with macOS versions: 10.12 - 11.0!
    To continue the installation click Continue. ESET products are compatible with all versions of macOS Big Sur. This issue is caused by a change in versioning of macOS systems in macOS Big Sur.
  • A computer scan that is triggered from ERA and finds a malware displays an action window on the endpoint computer that requires user interaction.
    Solution: Use Strict Cleaning when triggering scans from ERA.
  • Media Control settings are not migrated to Device Control during an upgrade from version 6 to 6.1 and later.
  • Mail protection cuts off an email when sending it with ISO-2022-JP encoding.
  • Upgrade to version 6 is possible only from ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4 Business Edition version 4.1.100 and higher.
  • Folders used as a storage place for several OS X Server services must be excluded from scanning.
  • You cannot deactivate Endpoint License from ESET License Administrator.
  • The “Scan on File“ action blocks communication between VMware Fusion from version 7 and vCenter on OS X from version 10.10.4
    Solution: You must set exclusions and exclude following folder:
    • On macOS 10.13 and older :
    • On macOS 10.14:
      /Applications/VMware Fusion.app/Contents/*.*
  • You must exclude the following folders from scanning while using iCloud Drive on OS X Mavericks:
    /Users//Library/Application Support/CloudDocs
    /Users//Library/Mobile Documents
  • Cleaning loginwindow.plist on macOS 10.13 only works if you upgrade with products that have the same application bundle name.
  • ESET Endpoint Security for macOS does not allow you to access websites with self-signed certificates using Safari. If you try to access a website with a self-signed certificate, Safari will keep asking you to confirm a security exception.