Depending on the role you specify, you can use the MCU context to activate the A/V Conferencing Server (AVMCU), IM Conferencing Server (IMMCU), Telephony Conferencing Server (ACPMCU), Web Conferencing Server (DATAMCU), and Application Sharing Server (ASMCU). Use the following syntax to install a conferencing server.

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LCSCmd.exe /MCU:<MCU Server FQDN> /Action:Activate
/Role:<role> /PoolName:<pool name>
/Password:<Account Password> [/RefDomain:<Domain FQDN>]
[/PDCRequired[:{TRUE|FALSE}]] [/GlobalSettingsDC:<FQDN of a
global settings domain controller>] [/DC:<domain controller
FQDN>] [/GC:<Global Catalog FQDN>] [/Global:{Configuration
| System}] [/User:<Account Name>] [/NoStart[:{TRUE|FALSE}]]
[/Force[:{TRUE|FALSE}]] [/L:<log file path>]

Such as:

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LCSCmd.exe /MCU /Action:Activate /Role:AVMCU /PoolName:Pool01


Parameter Description


Executes the action for the specified Conferencing Server. If no FQDN is specified, the current computer is used.


Takes a string that specifies the action name. Valid action names include CheckLCServerState, Activate, and Deactivate.


Specifies the role of the MCU server:

AVMCU (A/V Conferencing Server)

IMMCU (IM Conferencing)

ACPMCU (Telephony Conferencing)

DATAMCU (Web Conferencing)

ASMCU (Application Sharing Server)


Specifies the name of the pool that the MCU is going to serve. For Standard Edition servers, this must be the computer name.


Specifies the service account password for the server.


Specifies the reference domain FQDN.


Specifies the global setting location.


Specifies the service account name for the server. It defaults to RTCComponentService. If the specified user account does not exist, Office Communications Server 2007 R2 automatically creates the account.


Specifies whether to start the service on the server during activation.


Specifies whether to force task execution.