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Collector MSI parameters reference table

Mandatory parameters

Parameter name

Default value

Description

CRD_KEY

Customer key of the Nexthink instance.

CRD_PORT

443

Nexthink instance port number for the TCP channel.

DATA_OVER_TCP

enable

Send end-user data over the TCP channel of Collector.

Values:

  • disable

  • enable

DRV_IP

Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) of the Nexthink instance.

Optional parameters

Parameter name

Default value

Description

ANONYMIZE_USERNAME

disable

Controls the Collector level anonymization feature to hash the user name.

Values:

  • enable

  • disable

ANONYMIZE_WIFI_NETWORK

enable

Controls the Collector level anonymization feature Wi-Fi performance.

Values:

  • enable

  • disable

APP_START_TIME_WHITELIST

chrome.exe,firefox.exe,iexplorer.exe, winword.exe,excel.exe,powerpnt.exe, outlook.exe,onenote.exe,onenoteim.exe, onenotem.exe,lync.exe,zoom.exe

The list of applications for which the startup duration is measured.

CFG_INSTALL

1

Install the Nxtcfg tool to change the Collector configuration from the Command Line Interface (CLI).

Values:

  • 0 – Do not install

  • 1 – Install

CONNECTIONS_REPORTING

enable

Enable or disable the connections data reporting from Application Connectivity.

CUSTOM_SHELLS

0

Enable reporting user logon events and user interactions in virtualized and embedded environments, for example, in kiosk mode.

Values:

  • 0 – Disable

  • 1 – Enable

DATA_PRIVACY_FILTER

““

Data privacy filters.

DOMAIN_NAME_REPORTING

disable

Enable or disable the reporting of domain names from Application Connectivity.

DRV_ACTIVATE_DMP

0

Specifies whether the target system should be configured to generate memory dumps in case of a STOP message, for example, a System crash.

Values:

  • 0 – Disable

  • 1 – Full memory dump

  • 2 – Kernel memory dump; Nexthink recommends this value

  • 3 – Memory minidump

This setting is non-reversible. Uninstalling Collector 3 does not roll it back to its initial value.

The MSI package does not change the system setting to a less verbose memory dump. For example, take the following settings:

  • The system setting generates kernel memory dumps.

  • DRV_ACTIVATE_DMP is set to 3, which is memory minidump.

In this case, the system setting takes precedence.

DRV_BFBD

0

The delay in seconds during driver initialization before Collector starts communicating with the Nexthink instance.

Maximum value: 240 (equal to 4 minutes)

DRV_CGPI

240

The CrashGuard Protection Interval Value. This is the time interval in minutes since booting, after which a dirty reboot does not increase the CrashGuard.

The default value of 240 minutes equals to 4 hours.

DRV_CRASHGUARD

5

The maximum CrashGuard count that Collector can reach before canceling the load of the driver at boot-time.

0 – Disable CrashGuard feature

DRV_DESC

0

Specifies whether to delay communication socket creation. To avoid traffic blocking by certain firewalls, the system creates the Collector socket layer during the last steps of the initialization.

Values:

  • 0 – Disable

  • 1 – Enable

DRV_DWEF

0

Disables the Windows enumerate functionality.

Values:

  • 0 – Disable function

  • 1 – Collector does not report when Windows freezes or when the application stops responding. Finder does not display any information about the application not responding.

DRV_LOGMODE

0

Specifies the logging mode.

Values:

  • 0 – Silent

  • 1 – Verbose

  • 2 – Debug; this value is not recommended

DRV_LOGSIZE

32

Add log rotation when enabling DRV_LOGMODE for logging.

Value range in megabytes: 1–512

DRV_PKGI

1

The period in hours during which Collector checks for new installed packages and updates, and reports them.

Values range from 0–24, as follows:

  • 0 – Never report packages

  • 1 – Report packages after Collector initializes and then every 1 hour

  • 2–24 – Report packages 45 minutes after Collector initializes; then every 2 to 24 hours

DRV_PREFERIPV6

0

Favor either IPv6 or IPv4 for communicating with the Nexthink instance when the DNS lookup resolves to both IPv6 and IPv4 addresses.

Values:

  • 0 – Use IPv4

  • 1 – Use IPv6

DRV_REACTIVATION

168

Reactivate Collector once the set time has elapsed, after reaching the maximum CrashGuard count. Time is given in hours.

The default value of 168 hours equals to 7 days.

Maximum value in hours: 8766 (equals to 1 year)

DRV_STRING_TAG

A string that identifies and organizes installations of Collector.

Values: any string with up to 2048 characters

DRV_TAG

0

An integer that identifies and organizes installations of Collector.

Value range: 0–2147483647

DRV_WEB_AND_CLOUD_DATA

1

(classic) Gather Web and Cloud information.

Values:

  • 0 – Do not record the web connections of devices

  • 1 – Gather and send the data; requires the Web and Cloud product; default value

DRV_WEB_AND_CLOUD_HOSTS

(classic) A list of comma-separated host names. The system sends the full URL of each web request for these hosts. This requires the Web and Cloud product and the parameter DRV_WEB_AND_CLOUD_DATA set to 1.

ENGAGE

enable_except_on_server_os

Enable features to engage with end-users either on:

  • All devices

  • Devices that are not running a server operating system

Values:

  • disable

  • enable

  • enable_except_on_server_os

INSTALL_BROWSER_EXTENSION

disable

Deploys the Application Experience Extension when set to enable.

Values:

  • enable

  • disable

PROXY_ADDRESS

The FQDN or IP address of the proxy in manual proxy configuration.

PROXY_PAC_ADDRESS

URL of the PAC file to automatically configure the proxy settings.

PROXY_PORT

The port number where the proxy is listening in manual proxy configuration.

RA_EXECUTION_POLICY

signed_trusted_or_nexthink

The execution policy of remote actions.

Values:

  • disabled

  • signed_trusted

  • signed_trusted_or_nexthink

  • unrestricted

RECONNECT_DELAY

60

Maximum delay between reconnects in seconds.

USE_ASSIGNMENT

disable

(classic) Disable the rule-based Collector Assignment. Starting from version 6.19, Collector can be dynamically assigned to Engines and entities based on a set of configurable rules. Set the option to enable to activate rule-based assignment in Collector.

Values:

  • enable

  • disable

USER_INTERACTION_TIME_MONITORING

enable

Controls the Collector level anonymization feature user activity reporting.

Values:

  • enable

  • disable

UPN_PRIVACY

hashed

User Principal Name reporting policy.

Values:

  • cleartext

  • hashed

  • no_import

WINDOW_FOCUS_TIME_MONITORING

disable

Controls the Collector level anonymization feature to report the focus time.

Values:

  • enable

  • disable

Windows parameters

Parameter name

Default value

Description

APP_START_TIME

disable

Enable or disable the App Start Time feature.

ARPNOMODIFY

1

Disables the Add or Remove Programs functionality in the Control Panel. This functionality modifies the product.

In Windows 2000, this disables the Modify button for the product in Add or Remove Programs in the Control Panel.

In earlier operating systems, clicking the Add or Remove Programs button uninstalls the product rather than entering the maintenance mode wizard.

The Collector MSI package does not support this feature. You must set ARPNOMODIFY to 1.

ARPNOREMOVE

Setting the ARPNOREMOVE property disables the Add or Remove Programs functionality in the Control Panel. This functionality removes the product.

In Windows 2000, this disables the Remove button for the product from the Add or Remove Programs in the Control Panel.

In earlier operating systems, it removes the product from the list of installed products on the Add or Remove Programs in the Control Panel.

ARPNOREPAIR

Disables the Repair button in the Programs Wizard.

ARPSYSTEMCOMPONENT

Prevents the application from being displayed in the Add or Remove Programs list of the Control Panel.

DISK_EXCLUSION_LIST

L"NVMe BC711 NVMe SK hynix"

Comma-separated list of disk drivers to exclude from SMART analysis.

REBOOT

Suppresses certain prompts for system restart. An administrator typically uses this property with a series of installations to install several products at the same time, with only one restart at the end.

The ForceReboot and ScheduleReboot actions inform the installer to prompt the user to restart the system. The installer can also determine that a restart is necessary based on whether there are any ForceReboot or ScheduleReboot actions in the sequence. For example, the installer automatically prompts a restart if it needs to replace any files in use during the installation.

Values:

  • Force – Always prompt for a restart at the end of the installation. If there is no user interface, and the installation is not a multiple-package installation, the system automatically restarts at the end. If the installation is a multiple-package installation, there is no automatic system restart and the installer returns the ERROR_SUCCESS_REBOOT_REQUIRED error message.

  • Suppress – Suppress prompts for a restart at the end of the installation. For example, restart prompts when trying to install a file currently in use. The installer still prompts the user with an option to restart during the installation whenever it encounters the ForceReboot action. If there is no user interface, the system automatically restarts at each ForceReboot.

  • ReallySuppress – Suppress all restarts and restart prompts initiated by ForceReboot during the installation. For example, restart prompts when trying to install a file in use. Suppress all restarts and restart prompts at the end of the installation.

Deprecated parameters

Parameter name

Default value

Comment

CRD_ROOT_CA

Do not use this feature when using the Nexthink cloud platform.

DRV_PORT

Do not use this feature when using the Nexthink cloud platform.

Execution remark

In unattended execution mode, all choices are silently accepted. For example, if the parameter REBOOT is set to Force, the computer automatically reboots after MSI package installation.

Casing of properties

Always specify MSI parameter names in capital letters. MSI parameters with lowercase letters in an MST are considered private properties. This means you cannot modify them from the CLI.

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