Documentation\Installation\Command-line Options

    Most Domain Time II components can be installed or removed from the command-line, including on remote machines. If you prefer to write your own batch files, or want to install/remove individual components manually, you can use the command-line parameters.

    Select Program
    Pick the program you're interested in from the drop-down list, then click the "Select" button to see the command-line parameters for that program:

    Command-line Options:

    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 version information:

      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, 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 successfully.

      dtserver.exe -upgrade -quiet \\ - installs the program, upgrading if necessary, to the machine with IP address, 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 running Windows 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 Win95/Win98/WinME machines.


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