Use the following syntax example to activate Archiving Server.

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LCSCmd.exe /Archiving:<Archiving Server FQDN>
/Action:Activate /backend:<SQL Server instance name
(computer\instance name)> /dbname:<database name>
/DBDataPath:<DB data file path> /DBLogPath:<DB log file
path> [/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}]]
[/clean[:{TRUE|FALSE}]] [/L:<log file
path>][/XML[:{TRUE|FALSE}]] [/?[:{TRUE|FALSE}]]

Such as:

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LCSCmd.exe /Archiving /Action:Activate /Password:My$tr0ngPwd
/backend:ArchivingServer\Live /dbname:Archive
/DBDataPath:"e:\Microsoft\LC Data" /DBLogPath:"e:\Microsoft\LC
Archiving Log"


Parameter Description


Executes the action for the specified archiving computer. 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 service account password for the server.


Specifies the full SQL Server instance name where the Archiving Server back-end database will be set up. It can consist of a computer name and an instance name (For instance Computer01\LCS), or just the computer name if the default instance on the back-end database is used (such as Computer01).


Specifies the name of the database on the SQL Server instance specified for the Archiving Server.


Specifies the folder where the database data file will be located.


Specifies the folder where the database log file is located.


Specifies the reference domain FQDN.


Specifies the global setting location.


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


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 do a clean setup for backend creation actions.


Specifies whether to force task execution.