All server-related contexts come with a Deactivateaction. To deactivate a server, simply call LCSCmd followed by the context, with an action of Deactivate.

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LCSCmd.exe /Archive[:<Server FQDN>] /Action:Deactivate

The one case that's different is the Server context. For the Server context you must also specify the role of the server you're deactivating.

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LCSCmd.exe /Server[:<Server FQDN>] /Role:<name>
/Action:Deactivate [/Force]

Such as:

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LCSCmd.exe /Server /Role:SE /Action:Deactivate /Force

For Edge Servers, the /Componentsparameter is required and you must specify at least one Edge Server component.

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LCSCmd.exe /Server[:<Server FQDN>] /Role:AP
/Components:{AP,DP,MR} /Action:Deactivate [/Force]

Such as:

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LCSCmd.exe /Server /Role:AP /Components:AP,DP /Action:Deactivate 


Parameter Description


Executes the action for the specified server FQDN.

/server - deactivates the local server.

/server:<remoteComputerFQDN> - deactivates the role on the remote computer.


Specifies the role of the server.


Specifies the component roles available on an Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Edge Server. Components are separated by commas. You must specify at least one Edge Server role, or activation will fail.

Valid values are:

AP to deactivate Access Edge Server

DP to deactivate Web Conferencing Edge Server

MR to deactivate A/V Edge Server


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


Specifies the service account password for the server.


Specifies the reference domain FQDN.


Specifies the global setting location.


Specifies the FQDN of the domain where Office Communications Server universal groups are located.


Specifies whether to force task execution.


Specifies the log file path. If not specified, %TEMP%\<ActionName>[<Date>][<Time>].html is used. To disable logging, use a dash character (-) as the log file name.


Specifies whether the log file to be generated should be in XML format instead of HTML.


Shows Help on usage.

The /RefDomainswitch must be used to specify which domain the Active Directory object is located in when deactivating a server, if the respective computer is unavailable, such as:

LCSCmd.exe /Server:<FQDN> /Action:Deactivate /Role:SE /Refdomain:<FQDN>

/RefDomainis a hint to LCSCmd.exe to look under Office Communications Server service connection objects for the existing computers Active Directory object. LCSCmd.exe will not be able to fully deactivate a server if the computer is not accessible through such events as network cuts, shut-downs, renaming, and recycling.