Use the following syntax example to activate an Enterprise Edition Server Front End Server.

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LCSCmd.exe /Server:[<Server FQDN>] /Role:EE /Action:Activate
/Password:<Account Password> /PoolName:<pool name>
[/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}] [/GroupDomain:<Group Domain FQDN>]
[/GroupDomainDC:<Group Domain DC FQDN>] [/User:<Account
Name>] [/UnRegSPN[:{TRUE|FALSE}]] [/NoStart[:{TRUE|FALSE}]]
[/ArchServer:<Archiving Server computer name>]
[/MonServer:<Monitoring Server computer name>]
[/Force[:{TRUE|FALSE}]] [/L:<log file path>]

Such as:

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LCSCmd.exe /Server /Role:EE /Action:Activate /Password:My$tr0ngPwd


Parameter Description


Executes the action for the specified server FQDN.

/server - activates the local server.

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


Specifies the role of the server.


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


Specifies the service account password for the server.


Specifies the name of the pool that the Enterprise Edition server is going to serve.


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


Specifies whether to delete all existing service principal names registered for the service on the specified computer.


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


Specifies the computer name of the IM Archiving Server that the IM Archiving Agent will be using.


Specifies the computer name of the Monitoring Server.


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.


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