The Updates dialog window, located in the section Server Options, serves to define update parameters for ESET Remote Administrator Server. The window is divided into two sections. The upper one lists Server Updates options, the one below is dedicated to update mirror parameters. Since the version 2.0, ESET Remote Administrator Server offers the feature Mirror which creates a local update server for client workstations.
There follows a description of all elements and features:
To launch an update task providing downloading of all most
recent components for ESET Remote Administrator, click Update now. Updates may contain important components
or functionality; therefore it is vitally important to make sure
that updates work properly and automatically. In the case of
problems with update, select the Clear Update
Cache option to flush the folder with temporary update
files. The Mirror Downloaded PCU option
allows you to activate program components mirroring (PCU - Program Component
Upgrade). To set up PCU
mirroring go to Advanced >
Edit Advanced Settings and configure
settings in ESET Remote Administrator
> ERA Server > Setup > Mirror (or
Mirror for NOD32 version 2).
Click Default in the section below to restore predefined values for all features in this window.
NOTE: If the HTTP server method is in use, we recommended a maximum of 400 clients updating from one mirror. In large networks with more clients, we recommend balancing mirror updates among more ERA (or ESS/EAV) mirror servers. If the mirror needs to be centralized on a single server, we recommend using another type of HTTP server, such as Apache. ERA also supports additional authentication methods (e.g., on Apache Web Server the .htaccess method is used).
The administrator must insert the product license key for a purchased product and enter the username and password to enable the Mirror feature in ERAS. If the administrator uses a license key, username and password for ESET NOD32 Antivirus Business Edition, then later upgrades to ESET Smart Security Business Edition, the original license key, username and password must be replaced as well.
NOTE: ESET NOD32 Antivirus clients can also be updated using a ESET Smart Security license, but not vice versa.