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  1. I wouldn't call it careless per-se. Its time availability. In smaller companies like mine (50-100 users), were big enough that its a chore to manage all end-points, but too small to justify one of the much more expensive centrally managed AV solutions for enterprises of 500+ endpoints. Commonly, for companies of this size, you have people like me, who are actually doing 2 or more jobs, since they cannot yet justify a full-time position for IT management. That means that single person has to manage, security, networks, storage, backups services, workstations and herding the cats (employee's). This is A LOT of systems to manage. So the more you can automate these day-2-day processes of having updates automatically pushed, and updated, maybe with just a report email, means I don't have to remember to check on my AV manager daily to see if there is updates, but know that I can rely on it to report to ME when there is a problem/warning/issue that actually requires my real attention. Automation is not an enemy, nor "lazy".
  2. Hello, So I was reviewing the tasks in ECA, and noticed that there doesn't seem to be an option to setup a task to upgrade to the "latest" version automatically. You have to select the specific version and re-create the task every time. Is there a way to create a task that would run nightly, and upgrade and endpoints that are not running the latest version, and automatically upgrade them and reboot that machine? It would be nice if I didn't have to re-create the task everytime a new version was released, but have a task that automates this process (kind of one of the points of having the ECA... isn't it?)
  3. Hello and Thank you for the solution. The question I have: Why isnt the .msi made available as a downloadable link within the ECA? From what I understand, to generate the .exe, an MSI must be generated first and then embedded. Why not make it an option for those who need the MSI option (feature idea that I'm certain would be popular). Cheers.
  4. I was looking for a way to group computers that only contain the agent and not the AV. The main reason for this, is because at this time, there does not seem to be a method to automatically deploy the Agent AND AV in a hands free method (ala MDT server, only SCCM). Even the SCCM package only deploys the agent and not the AV. So I was going to setup an action that has a trigger where if there are any computers in the Agent only group, trigger the "Install AV" task and automatically install and license the workstation. I'd also like to create an opposite group where, if there has been no communication with the server in X days (say 90 days), mark as uninstall and remove license (put it back in the pool of licenses) from that machine (workstations die, and its easy to forget to relinquish its license). I'm basically trying to automate my AV coverage as much as possible with ECA and tasks since the generated installer doesn't seem to have a --silent install option anymore (some threads mentioned it, but I've tested it and it doesn't work).
  5. Yes, Unfortunately that article doesn't say anything about being able to, or not able to create other dynamic groups that currently are missing (Agent only, no AV for example). Its pretty presumptuous of ESET to think that the small set of stock default group sets covers all required aspects for all customers.
  6. Hello, I'm wondering if it is possible to create Dynamic groups in ECA? If so, how? If not, When?
  7. @MichalJ Thanks for the reply. This is a newly setup ESMC server that I'm trying to add endpoints that already had previously installed ESET security suite (not centrally managed though). Most of the clients are running ESET 6.x, a few are still running 5.x , so I'd like to bring all machines into ESMC, perform an upgrade on all of those computers to the latest engine/version. The ESMC does have internet access (via a firewall, but no specific blocking rules have been applied). So the help should work but it doesn't seem to. If it means anything this is running via the ESMC Virtual Appliance on an vmware server.
  8. Hello, Just wondering if someone can point me in a general direction. I'm looking for some decent introduction to how to setup/configure an ESMC server while importing workstations that have older eset versions and updating/replacing them and licensing them. I do have a few laptops/remote computers that I would like to support, so if there is documentation on how to set up that kind of support as well, that would be fantastic. I've tried going to the help from within the ESMC server (I already did a basic VM setup), and I get an error : " ESET Security Management Center Help component not found. You may not be able to visit this page because of: No Offline help component available for this language. Add Offline help to ESET Security Management Center. You have no access to the internet. Check your internet connection and try again. Unable to connect to Online help pages." However, the offline help is only offered for windows/mac, and not the vmware image.
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