Nxtcfg - Collector configuration tool


Nxtcfg - Collector configuration tool

Nxtcfg is a small console application that allows to read and modify the configuration parameters of the Collector. Please, make sure to run Nxtcfg with administrator privileges.


By default, the Nxtcfg tool is installed along with the Collector when installing the Collector MSI. Once the Collector is installed, the Nxtcfg tool is located under C:\Windows\System32\nxtcfg.exe.

The Collector MSI version used determines the nxtcfg version installed (Windows 32-bit or 64-bit system).

If not required, add the option CFG_INSTALL=0 to the MSI command line, when installing the Collector.


Option Description Example
/disable Turn off the Nexthink Collector (the driver is kept in memory in idle state). nxtcfg.exe /disable
/enable Turn on the Nexthink Collector. nxtcfg.exe /enable
/g Get the value of a particular configuration parameter from the Collector. nxtcfg.exe /g ip
/s Set the value of one or more configuration parameters of the Collector. nxtcfg.exe /s ip= port=999
/l List all the configuration parameters of the Collector with their current values. nxtcfg.exe /l
/d Dump all the configuration parameters of the Collector and their corresponding values to a file. nxtcfg.exe /d C:\temp\collector.cfg

Configuration parameters

Parameter Description Default value Range
ip IP address or DNS name of the Engine. - -
port UDP port number where the Engine is listening. - [1 - 65535]
tag Optional number to identify the installation. 0 [0 - 255]
cgpi Time since boot, in minutes, after which the Collector saves CrashGuard information into the Windows registry. 0 min -
logmode Logging mode
  • 0 - Silent
  • 1 - Verbose
  • 2 - Debug (not recommended for production)
0 [0 - 2]
logsize Maximum size of log file when logging is enabled. Logs are rotated after the maximum is reached. 32 MB [1 - 512] MB
dsps Disable (1) or enable (0) SMB print monitoring functionality 1 [0 - 1]
iops Enable (1) or disable (0) IOPS monitoring functionality 0 [0 - 1]
dwef When set, the Collector does not report application freezes nor hungs. 0 [0 - 1]
mss Maximum size, in bytes, of the UDP packets sent from the Collector to the Engine. 1472 B [0 - 1472] B
wme When set, the Collector reports Web and Cloud data. 1 [0 - 1]
wm_domains List of domains for which to report the URL of web requests - Comma separated domain names
The operations described in this article should only be performed by a Nexthink Engineer or a Nexthink Certified Partner.

If you need help or assistance, please contact your Nexthink Certified Partner.