G DATA Business Solutions: Installation G DATA Security Client Linux via G DATA Management Server

This article describes how to install a G DATA Security Client out of the G DATA Administrator.

How to install the G DATA Security Client Linux:

Please note the necessary prerequisites for remote installations of the clients (Linux and MAC).


Launch the G DATA Administrator.


Log in to G DATA Administrator with an authorized Windows user (administrator rights) or a user stored in G DATA User Management.


For the installation of the G DATA Security Client, the computer must be switched on and the requirements for the remote installation must be fulfilled.


Choose Clients in the object selection.


Select Windows, Linux, Mac in the object tree.


Right-click this object or the desired subgroup.


Select Enable client.


Now enter the computer name or IP address of the computer on which you want to install the client. Separate multiple recipients with a line break or a space.


Click OK.


This client now appears as a new active client in the object tree. Now highlight this client and click in the module menu onto Clients and in the module submenu onto Overview.


In the module area Overview right-click on the line of the client and select install G DATA Security Client…​


Choose G DATA Security Client for Linux from the client selection.


Check Samba for Linux if you want to install the client on a Samba file server.


Enter Root as the user name and the root password.


Click OK and the installation window will open. Here you can see the installation process in the status column.


Only necessary for installations of the G DATA Samba Plugin:

After the installation has been completed successfully, it is necessary to activate the Samba check. To do this, enter the following line in the Samba configuration file (default: /etc/samba/smb.conf) the following additional line:

vfs objects = gdvfs

For the protection of all shares enter the line in the section [global].

If you want to protect only individual shares, enter this line only in the respective sections.

After you have saved the Samba configuration file, a restart of the Samba daemon is necessary.