Configuring the environment for remote installation

Before installing ESET security products to network computers, the administrator should appropriately prepare the environment to avoid installation failures.


The Network View section in Remote Install tab provides a customizable view for the network. There are two ways to explore the network.




The Console view provides standard NetBios search from the computer on which ERAC is installed. It shows all available domains and workgroups which can be (un)checked in order to filter the view.




The Server view provides more filtering options. Aside from the NetBios search, you can view computers in Active Directory, existing ERA clients and also create your own, custom filters.


The custom filters include two items — Custom List and IP Search, both of which allow you to create your own groups manually.

In the Custom list, you can add computers to a group either manually, by typing their names into the Computers in group section, or by importing them from a .txt file. In both cases the computer names must be written one by one, as a list.

The IP Search section allows you to create computer IP ranges and groups of computer IP ranges, where the IP range serves as a filtering criterion.


NOTE: The Console/Server branches specify whether computers are browsed from ERAS or ERAC. We recommend taking this into consideration if you are connecting to ERAS from a different network.


The Filter Options section provides two additional filtering options:


Unregistered computers — shows computers that are not listed in the current server database.


Clients with last connected warning — shows computers that are listed in the current server database and have incurred the last connected warning.


After setting up all necessary conditions in the Network View and Filter Options sections, you can see a list of workstations suitable for installation of a client solution on the right side of the window in the Computers tab. You can run push installation diagnostics on computers that are found and displayed in the list by right-clicking on the selected computers and selecting Diagnostics of Push Installation from the context menu. The diagnostics help you check installation requirements and identify potential problems.