dtserver.exe [ directive ] [ options ] [ \\targetmachine ]
If no command-line parameters are provided, the program will display a dialog box that lets you
choose whether to install, upgrade, or remove the program.
Command line parameters can be provided with either a leading dash or leading forward slash.
Slashes are shown below. Parameters can usually be abbreviated to the first letter of the command.
For example, you can use /install, /i,
-install, or -i to specify the install directive.
Directives: Specify one of these directives to install, remove, upgrade, or display
dtserver.exe /version - displays version information
dtserver.exe /install - installs the program
dtserver.exe /remove - removes the program
dtserver.exe /upgrade - installs the program, upgrading if necessary
Options: Any of the following options may be added to any directive:
Suppresses confirmation questions and successful completion notices (but not error messages).
Does not start the control panel applet after installation.
Does not stop and restart the Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) services, even if WMI has locked files open. Note that upgrades may fail if WMI isn't stopped during installation.
-quiet or -q
Suppresses confirmation questions, successful completion notices, and the progress bar. -quiet implies -noack. Like -noack, -quiet will not suppress error messages.
-veryquiet or -vq
Suppresses all messages during installation or removal.
Example: dtserver.exe -install -nocpl -vq
Installs the program without showing the control panel applet or any confirmation messages.
Target Machine: You may optionally specify a target machine (machine where the install, removal, or
upgrade is to take place). Targets are specified by the Windows Networking computer name, also known as
the NetBIOS name. For Windows NT4/2K/XP/2003/Vista/2008, you may also use the target machine's IP address or fully-qualified
DNS name instead of the NetBIOS name, as long as your WINS and DNS subsystems are functioning correctly.
You may combine any directive and option with the target machine. Below are some examples:
dtserver.exe -install -noack \\fred - installs the service, showing the progress
bar but not any confirmation questions or success messages, to the machine named \\fred
dtserver.exe -remove \\barney - removes the service from the machine \\barney
and displays both a progress bar while working and a confirmation message when the removal has completed
dtserver.exe -upgrade -quiet \\172.16.240.1 - installs the program, upgrading if necessary,
to the machine with IP address 172.16.240.1, without confirmations or progress bar.
Note: For remote installation or removal to work, both the machine you are working on and the
target machine must be Windows NT4/2K/XP/2003/Vista/2008 running on the same hardware platform (32-bit or 64-bit), and you must be logged
on under an account that has administrative privileges on the target machine. You cannot remotely install to or remove from
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