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How to install Tools4ever NIM


To obtain the latest version of the installer, please reach out to Tools4ever Support

Minimum requirements

  • 2 cores

  • 16 GB RAM

  • 120 GB free storage space

  • Windows Server 2019 or higher (older editions may work, but we recommend staying within the Microsoft Lifecycle Policy)

  • PowerShell 5.1

  • .NET Framework 4.7

Anti-virus Exclusions

During large mapping or role operations (e.g., tens of thousands of operations), Windows Defender and other endpoint protection software (e.g. Sophos, CrowdStrike, Cynet, Microsoft Defender, SentinelOne, etc...) can interfere with NIM. To resolve this, exclude configure the following within those products:

  • C:\Program Files\Tools4ever\NIM

  • C:\ProgramData\Tools4ever\NIM

  • C:\Program Files\Tools4ever\NIM\node.exe

  • C:\Program Files\Tools4ever\NIM\nim.exe


Additionally, the powershell connectors within NIM are not currently signed. This can also cause issues with processing as well.

Installation Steps

  1. Run the NIM Windows installer. The following settings are recommended:

    • HTTP: Enabled, port 80, redirect to HTTPS disabled

    • HTTPS: Enabled, port 443

    • Destination folder: C:\Program Files\Tools4ever\NIM\ (default)


    After you click Next, the following components are installed in the installation directory:

  2. Configure Windows permissions:

    • If you're using NIM with Active Directory, grant the NIM service permission to read and write from AD.

    • Grant the user account on local administrator access on the server the service is running on.

  3. Launch the NIM studio:

    1. Ensure the back-end NIM service is running.

    2. Open your preferred web browser and go to localhost:80/index.html. If you're connecting from an external machine, instead go to <hostname-or-ip-address>:80/index.html.

    3. Choose a password for the default account (username Administrator).

    4. To confirm, click Set Administrator Password.

    5. Your chosen password is assigned to the Administrator account, and the NIM Studio is launched.


Enter a license code

For more information, see License.

  1. If you just installed NIM for the first time, you'll see a [license error] message in the upper-right hand corner of the screen.

  2. Go to Configuration > Settings.

  3. Go to the License tab.

  4. Paste your license into the License Code field, including the BEGIN_CODE and END_CODE lines.

  5. Click Save.

  6. If successful, the Status pane is populated with your license information. The license error is cleared. NIM's full functionality is enabled.


Next: The NIM workflow