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Create a new policy in ESET Remote Administrator (6.x)

Issue

  • Create a policy using the ESET Remote Administrator Web Console (ERA Web Console)
     
  • Assign a policy to a group

Solution

Create a new policy and assign it to a group

ERA 6.5 User Permissions

This article assumes that your ERA 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 access rights (you only need to do this once):

 

View permissions needed for least privilege user access

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

Functionality Read Use Write
Policies
Groups & Computers

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

  1. Open ESET Remote Administrator Web Console (ERA Web Console) in your web browser and log in. How do I open ERA Web Console?

  2. Click Admin → Policies.
     
  3. Click Policies → New.

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  4. Expand Basic and type a name for the policy into the Name field (the Description field is optional).

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  5. Expand Settings. Select the product you want this policy applied to from the Select product drop-down menu. In this example, we will create a rule for ESET Security Product for Windows.
     
  6. In the tree on the left, select the category of rule you want to set. In this example, a User Interface rule will be created.
     
  7. In the center pane, configure your rule. In this example, we will disable Show splash-screen at startup.

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  8. Expand Assign and click Assign.

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  9. Select the check box(es) next to the static or dynamic group(s) you want this policy assigned to and click OK.

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  10. Click Finish to save your policy. Your policy settings will be applied to the target groups or client computers.

To see what policies are assigned to a particular group, click Computers, click the cog wheel  next to the group, and then select Manage Policies from the drop-down menu.

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For more information about policies, read Online Help.

 


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