Installing a Collector at a Command Prompt

About this task

After you install collectors and Remote Management Agent, the following artefacts will be available:
  • Executable files: These files are required to add a collector instance.
  • The Remote Collector Management agent: Provides the ability to manage collectors remotely.
Using Configuration Hub, you will then add a collector instance and begin using the collector.
This topic describes how to install collectors at a command prompt. You can also install them using the installer.


  1. Navigate to the Collectors folder in the installation folder.
  2. At a command prompt, enter:
    Collectors_Install.exe -s RootDrive=<value> DestinationServerName=<value> DataPath=<value> UserName1=<value> Password=<value>
    Collectors_Install.exe -s RootDrive=C:\ DestinationServerName=myservername DataPath=C:\Proficy Historian Data UserName1=user123 Password=xyz123
  3. Restart the machine. If you uninstall a collector or install another one before restarting the machine, an error may occur.
    The collector executable files are installed.

What to do next

  1. Ensure that the Windows user that you have specified while installing collectors is added to the iH Security Admins and iH Collector Admins groups.
  2. Enable trust for a client certificate for Configuration Hub.
  3. Enable trust for a self-signed certificate on Chrome.
  4. Import an issuer certificate.

You are now ready to use Configuration Hub. To add and manage collector instances, you can use Configuration Hub or Remote Collector Management. For instructions specific to setting up the iFIX collector and the iFIX Alarms and Events collector, refer to Working with iFIX Collectors.