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How can I install a pre-configured installation package locally instead of a push install? (5.x)


  • Network issues, such as DNS conflicts, require you to install a package locally on a client workstation instead of using a push installation
  • Use a pre-configured installation package to install or uninstall ESET solutions on client workstations



I. Create an installation package using Installation Packages Editor

II. Export the installation package:

  1. Open the ESET Remote Administrator Console (ERAC) by clicking Start → All Programs → ESET → ESET Remote Administrator Console.
  2. Click ToolsPackage Manager

    ERA 5.2 and earlier: Click the Remote Install tab → ActionsManage Packages.

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  3. Select the name of the package you created in part I from the Name drop-down menu and click Save As.

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  4. Type a name for the installer file into the File name field, select ESET Install Msi File With Configuration (*.msi) from the Type drop-down menu and then click Save.

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  5. When prompted, click OK. The installer file will now be available in your selected save location. Proceed to part III.

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III. Deploy the installation package locally on the target client workstation:

  1. Copy the .msi file that you exported in part II onto the client workstation on which you would like to install it.
  2. Double-click the file to execute the installation. We recommend that you perform a silent install with a suppressed restart (see the switch used in the example below) if you do not want to be prompted during the installation. For example: 

    "C:\Documents and Settings\eset\Desktop\eset_endpoint_security.msi" /qn REBOOT="ReallySuppress"

    Additional Switches

    To suppress a reboot of the machine and display a progress bar that cannot be cancelled during the installation:

    • msiexec /i "C:\Documents and Settings\eset\Desktop\eset_endpoint_security.msi" /qb! REBOOT="ReallySuppress"

    If you exported an 'Exe' file instead of a 'Msi file, you can use the following syntax for a completely silent install:

    • "C:\Documents and Settings\eset\Desktop\eset_endpoint_security.exe" /quiet /norestart

    If you would like further information regarding additional Command-Line Options, visit the following Microsoft resources:



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