[KB7705] Configure ESET PROTECT to automatically deploy ESET endpoint products to unprotected computers (8.x)

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Examples of Dynamic Group templates and their use

For additional examples of using Dynamic Group templates, see Dynamic Group template - examples in ESET PROTECT Online Help and Related articles below.

ESET PROTECT 8.x User Permissions
This article assumes that your ESET PROTECT user has the correct access rights and permissions to perform the tasks below.

If you are still using the default Administrator user, or you are unable to perform the tasks below (the option is  grayed out), see the following article to create a second administrator user with all the access rights (you only need to do this once):

Create a second administrator user in ESET PROTECT
 

I. Create New Dynamic Group

View permissions needed for least privilege user access

A user must have the following permissions for their home group:

Functionality Read Use Write
Groups & Computers

Once these permissions are in place, follow the steps below.

  1. Open ESET PROTECT Web Console in your web browser and log in.

  2. Click Computers .
     
  3. Select the static group that will be the parent of the new group, click the gear icon and then select New Dynamic Group from the context menu.
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  1. Type a name for the group in the Name field. If necessary, configure the Description and Parent Group settings to your preferences.
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  1. Click Template New.
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  1. Type a name in the Name field.
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  1. Click Expression, select NOR (All conditions have to be false) from the Operation drop-down menu and then click Add Rule.
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  2. Expand Installed software, select Application name and then click OK.
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  1. Select has prefix from the drop-down menu, enter ESET Endpoint Security or ESET File Security depending on which product will be automatically deployed to client workstations in this dynamic group, and then click Finish.
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  1. Click Finish and proceed to part II.
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II. Create a new Client Task to deploy ESET endpoint products to unprotected clients

View permissions needed for least privilege user access

A user must have the following permissions for each affected object:

Functionality Read Use Write
Groups & Computers

A user must have the following permissions for their home group:

Functionality Read Use Write
Software Install (under Client Tasks)

Once these permissions are in place, follow the steps below.

  1. Click Tasks.
     
  2. Expand ESET Security Product, select Software Install, click New, and then click Client Task.
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  1. Type a name for the task in the Name field (configure the other settings in the Basic section as necessary).
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  1. Click Settings and click Select to choose your ESET license. You will add Targets after the task is created.

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  1. Select a valid license and click OK.
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  1. Click Choose package.
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  1. Select the product you want to deploy and click OK.

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  2. Select the check box next to I accept the terms of the application End User License Agreement and acknowledge the Privacy Policy and then click Finish.
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  1. Click Create Trigger when you are asked whether you want to add a trigger for the client task.

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  1. Enter a Trigger Description and click Target.

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  2. Click Add groups.

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  3. Select the check box next to the dynamic group you created in part I and click OK.
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  1. Click Trigger and select Joined Dynamic Group Trigger from the Trigger type drop-down menu.

  2. Click Finish.

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