Run a component-based (custom) installation of ESET endpoint products from ESET Remote Administrator (6.x)

Issue

  • Install only certain components of ESET Endpoint Security on client workstation(s)

Typical push installations

If you want to perform a typical push installation, please see the following Knowledgebase article: 

 

Solution

End of support for version 6.4 and 6.5 of ESET Remote Administrator / MDM

ESET Remote Administrator version 6.5 is currently in Limited Support status and will soon be in Basic Support status. It is expected to reach End of Life status in December 2020.

ESET Remote Administrator version 6.4 is currently in basic support status and is expected to reach End of Life status in December 2019.

The MDM functionality in ESET Remote Administrator version 6 is in Basic Support status as of April 11, 2019. After this date, MDM version 6 will no longer be available for download.

Before proceeding

Before you run a software install task, make sure that the ESET Remote Administrator Agent (ERA Agent) is installed on the target computers. Also, be sure to complete all of the items on our ESET Remote Administrator Push Installation Requirements and Checklist.

  1. Open ESET Remote Administrator Web Console (ERA Web Console) in your web browser and log in.

  2. Click Admin Client Tasks, expand Operating system, click Software installNew.

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  1. In the Basic settings section, give your installation task a Name and optionally a Description. The Task drop-down menu will automatically be set to Software Install.
     

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  1. Expand the Settings section and select the check box next to I agree with application End User License Agreement

    Version 6.2 and earlier: Expand the Target section and click Add Targets → Add Target(s). Groups in your network will be displayed in a tree. Click a group to view computers or subgroups of that group. Select the check box next to a group our computer to add it as a target. Click OK when you are finished.
     
  2. Click <CHOOSE ESET LICENSE>.

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  1. Select the appropriate license for the ESET product you will deploy to clients and then click OK. If you have not yet added product licenses, click here for instructions to add product licenses in ERA.
     

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  1. Choose a Package to install option. You can choose Install package from repository or Install by direct package URL to select the package that will be installed on target clients:

If you are upgrading to Windows 10, Install by direct package URL

To ensure that clients on your network receive the latest Windows 10-compatible version of your ESET endpoint product, enter the appropriate URL for your ESET endpoint product(s) in the Install by direct package URL field:

ESET Endpoint Security 6

ESET Endpoint Antivirus 6

  • Install package from repository
    To install a package from the repository, select Install package from repository and click <CHOOSE PACKAGE>. Select the ESET product that you want to install on client computers and then click OK. Do I have the latest version of ESET business products?
     

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  1. Type your installation parameters into the Installation Parameters field. Click here for a full list of supported parameters.
     

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  1. Click Finish when you are finished making changes to your task.

    ESET Remote Administrator version 6.2.11 and earlier:

    Adding targets is done during task creation (for example, after adding a new task and giving it a Name, click Target to add groups or clients to the task).

  2. Click Create Trigger when you are asked whether you want to add a trigger for the client task. For instructions to assign a trigger to a Client Task, see the following ESET Knowledgebase article:

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