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Domain Time II
Version 5.2

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.

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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:

    dtclient.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:

      dtclient.exe /version - displays version information
      dtclient.exe /install - installs the program
      dtclient.exe /remove - removes the program
      dtclient.exe /upgrade - installs the program, upgrading if necessary

    Options:
    The following options may be added to any directive:

      Example: dtclient.exe -install -nocpl -vq
      Installs the program without showing the control panel applet or any confirmation messages.

      -noack
      Suppresses confirmation questions and successful completion notices (but not error messages).

      -nocpl
      Does not start the control panel applet after installation.

      -nowmi
      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.

    This option may only be used with the /upgrade directive:

      -reset or -re
      Reloads the dtclient.reg default settings template file (overwriting any existing values)

    Note: The .reg files containing the manufacturer's default settings for Server and Client are located in the installation folders (i.e. \i386 or \amd64) for each component (DTSERVER.REG for Server, DTCLIENT.REG for Client). If you change the overall defaults, be sure to make a backup copy so you can revert if necessary.


    IMPORTANT: A number of registry settings on a running Domain Time system are machine-specific, and are likely to cause problems if directly copied into another machine's registry. You should not simply export the
    HKLM\SOFTWARE\Greyware\Domain Time Client key and apply it to other systems. Rather, use the Import/Export function to export a .reg template. Alternately, you may use the PrepClone feature of the DTCheck utility to prepare a machine (see this KB article).

    Target Machine:
    You may optionally specify a remote 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. 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:

        dtclient.exe -install -noack \\fred - installs the service, showing the progress bar but not any confirmation questions or success messages, to the machine named \\fred

        dtclient.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.

        dtclient.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 using the command-line to work, both the machine you are working on and the target machine must be 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.

 

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