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Toec Advanced Options

1. Advanced Installation Arguments

There are a few extra arguments that can be passed in during the installation of Toec, or embedded into the MST file. Reinstalling the MSI with any of these options will also overwrite the current value without changing anything that is not specified.

  • LOG_LEVEL – The default logging level of Toec is INFO. To get more information, DEBUG can used. T o get less information, ERROR can be used.

  • REMOTE_API_PORT – Specifies the port that Toec will listen on for push requests from Toems. The default value is 3913. Push requests are not required for Theopenem to function, but it does provide the following capabilities from the computer actions menu, Current Users and Status. Previously this port was used for all push communications, but now with the move to web sockets, only the previously mentioned commands use it. Eventually it will be removed completely and solely rely on web sockets.

  • LOCAL_API_PORT – Toec also listens on port 1415 by default for local requests only. The Toec-UI application for user logins cannot talk directly to Toems, it instead uses the Toec Service on port 1415 as an intermediary for this.

  • USER_PORT_RANGE – The Toec-UI application loads at startup for each user that logs into the endpoint. Each Toec-UI will receive a corresponding port to communicate with that instance. The default range is 9000-10000.

  • REMOTE_ADDRESSES – When Toec is installed, it automatically creates a firewall exception for port 3913 to allow inbound requests. By default this exception is allowed for any ip address. If you want to limit the IP’s that the exception is for, they can be specified in a comma separated list here. Such as 192.168.1.10,192.168.1.11. Be careful with this setting, if you input the wrong ip’s, your Toems IP changes, or you add an additional Toems Server, you may not be able to communicate with your endpoints until you update the exception.

  • SKIP_FIREWALL – When Toec is installed, it automatically creates a firewall exception for port 3913 to allow inbound requests. If this argument is set to true, the exception will not be created.

  • RESET_DB – Used when reinstalling Toec. By default, the existing database is still used when Toec is reinstalled. Setting this value to true will clear the client database, treating the installation as if it were new. This would cause the endpoint to provision again.

2. Command Line Options

After Toec is installed, it can also be run from the command line to change options or help in debugging. When using any of these commands, they must be run from an elevated cmd prompt and the service should be stopped. Toec.exe is located in c:\program files\toec. The commands are case sensitive.

Toec.exe --console

Starts Toec is console mode, displaying helpful debug info in the window.


Toec.exe --version

Displays the current Toec version


Toec.exe --logLevel [INFO|DEBUG|ERROR]

Updates the log level


Toec.exe --resetFull

This resets Toec back to a new installation state, deleting all settings, certificates, installationId, and history. This would cause the endpoint to provision again. If you are having trouble with the endpoint, try the partial before the full reset. A full reset may result in the loss of an existing relationship b/w the client and server.


Toec.exe --resetPartial

This performs a partial reset on Toec. History and installationId are not removed, everything else is reset. This will also cause the endpoint to provision again.


Toec.exe --resetKey [SERVER_KEY] [CA_THUMBPRINT]

Changes the server key and ca thumbprint for the endpoint.


Toec.exe --comServers [COM_SERVERS]

Updates the com servers for the endpoint.