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


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


Create a new policy and assign it to a group

Permissions changes in ESET Remote administrator 6.5 and later

Before proceeding, please note important changes to user access rights and permissions in the latest versions of ESET Remote Administrator.

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  • Each user has a home group and each user can be assigned multiple permission sets. All objects created by a user are assigned to the home group of that user. The administrator user profile automatically belongs to the All home group, which contains all other groups as children, granting the administrator full control of all objects.
  • The term "objects" refers to computers, devices, templates, policies, tasks, notifications and reports, all of which are always located in a static group.
  • If a user has access to a given group, that user has the same level of access to child groups of that group. The administrator has full access to all groups.
  • Permissions sets allow you to configure access for a specific group and define actions that can be performed with specific objects in that group.

See our Online Help topic for more information on permissions in ERA 6.5


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 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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