Configuration Task

Configuration tasks are used to modify protection settings on client workstations. These tasks are delivered to client workstations in configuration packages which contain the modification parameters. The .xml files created in the ESET Configuration Editor or exported from clients are also compatible with configuration tasks. The example below demonstrates how to create a configuration task that changes the username and password on target computers. Any switches and options not used in this example will follow at the end of this chapter.


First, designate the workstations to which the task is to be delivered. Mark those workstations in the Clients pane in ERAC.


1) Right-click any of the selected workstations and select New Task > Configuration Task from the context menu.
2) The Configuration for Clients window will open, which serves as a configuration task wizard. You can specify the source of the configuration file by clicking Create..., Select..., or Create from Template...
3) Click the Create button to open the ESET Configuration Editor and specify the configuration to be applied. Navigate to ESET Smart Security, ESET NOD32 Antivirus > Update Module > Profile > Setup > Username and Password.
4) Insert the ESET-supplied username and password and click Console on the right to return to the task wizard. The path to the package is displayed in the Create/Select configuration field.
5) If you already have a configuration file that contains the desired modifications, click Select, find the file and assign it to the configuration task.
6) Alternatively, you can click Create from Template, select the .xml file and make changes if needed.
7) To view or edit the configuration file that you have just created or edited, click the View or Edit buttons.
8) Click Next to proceed to the Select Clients window which shows the workstations to which the task will be delivered. In this step, you can add more clients (or 2 from selected Servers or Groups). Click Next to proceed to the next step.
9) The last dialog window, Task Report shows a preview of the configuration task. Enter a name or description for the task (optional). The Apply task after option can be used to set the task to run after a specified date/time. The Delete tasks automatically by cleanup if successfully completed option deletes all tasks which have been successfully delivered to target workstations.
10) Click Finish to register the task to run.