Logon /email remote install

The logon and email remote install methods are very similar. They only vary in the way that the einstaller.exe agent is delivered to client workstations. ERA allows the agent to run via logon script or via email. The einstaller.exe agent can also be used individually and run via other methods (for more information, see chapter Custom remote install).

The logon method is well suitable for notebooks which are often outside the local network. The installation is performed after they logon to the domain. For these devices, the logon script method is suggested.


While the logon script runs automatically when the user logs on, the email method requires intervention on the part of the user, who must launch the einstaller.exe agent from the email attachment. If launched repeatedly, einstaller.exe will not trigger another installation of ESET client solutions. For more information, see chapter Avoiding repeated installations.


The line calling the einstaller.exe agent from the logon script can be inserted using a text editor or other proprietary tool. Similarly, einstaller.exe can be sent as an email attachment by any email client. Regardless of the method used, make sure you are using the correct einstaller.exe file.


For einstaller.exe to launch, the currently logged in user does not necessarily have to be an administrator. The agent adopts the required administrator username/password/domain from ERAS. For more information, see the end of this chapter.


Enter the path to einstaller.exe in the logon script:


1) Right-click an entry on the Remote Install tab, click Export to Folder or Logon Script and select the Type and name of the Package to be installed.
2) Click the … button next to Folder and select the directory where the einstaller.exe file will be located and available within the network and click OK.
3) In the Share field, make sure that the path is correct, or edit it if necessary.
4) Click the … button next to Script Folder to select the folder where the script is located and modify the mask if necessary (Files).
5) In the Files section, select the file to which the line (calling einstaller.exe) will be inserted.
6) Click Export to Logon Script to insert the line.
7) Location of the line can be modified by clicking Edit >> and saved by clicking the Save button.




Attaching the agent (einstaller.exe) to email:

1) Click Email… on the Remote Install tab and select the Type and name of the Package you wish to install.
2) Click To… to select addresses from the address book (or insert individual addresses).
3) Enter a Subject in the corresponding field.
4) Type a message into the Body.
5) Check the Send compressed as .zip file option if you wish to send the agent as a zipped package.
6) Click Send to send the message.




During the remote installation process, backward connection to ERAS takes place and the agent (einstaller.exe) adopts settings from the Set Default Logon for Email and Logon Script Installations settings in the context menu.




The username and password of the account under which the installation of the package is to be performed must be an account with administrator rights or, preferably, a domain administrator account. Values inserted in the Default Logon… dialog window are forgotten after each service (ERAS) restart.