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Administer from a remote computer by command line

Updated: January 21, 2005

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

To administer from a remote computer by command line

  1. Install Phone Book Administrator (PBA) on your remote computer.

  2. Delete only the PBA directory from the remote computer where you just installed PBA.

  3. Establish a network connection with your primary PBA computer.

  4. Establish a network connection with your primary Phone Book Service (PBS) computer.

  5. On your remote computer, map a network drive to the PBA directory on your primary PBA computer.

  6. Change your directory on the remote computer to the mapped network drive.

  7. Administer phone books as if you were at your primary PBA computer.

Important

  • If you intend to administer PBA from the command line, do not use spaces in the path to pbadmin.exe or in the path to the phone book files.

Notes

  • To perform this procedure, you must be a member of the Administrators group on the local computer, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority. If the computer is joined to a domain, members of the Domain Admins group might be able to perform this procedure.

  • The default location of the PBA directory is [drive:]\Program Files\PBA.

  • A remote computer could be a portable or other computer that you plan to use when you cannot administer from your primary PBA computer. For example, you might be traveling and be unable to administer from the PBA computer in your office.

  • Deleting the PBA directory prevents an accidental start of PBA from the remote computer, but it leaves the necessary system files intact.

  • You must administer each phone book using only one installation of PBA. Administering the same phone book using multiple installations of PBA causes version conflicts that will prevent your users from obtaining the most recent version of the phone book.

  • You can publish multiple phone books to the same phone book server, even if you administer each phone book with a different installation of PBA.

  • You must not publish the same phone book to more than one phone book server. Publishing the same phone book to more than one phone book server causes version conflicts that will prevent your users from obtaining the most recent version of the phone book. However, you can replicate the phone book to multiple servers from the server to which you published the phone book. You can use the Distributed File System (DFS) console to automate replication, or you can replicate the phone book yourself by copying the folder to the other servers. For more information about DFS, see Distributed File System in Related Topics.

Information about functional differences

  • Your server might function differently based on the version and edition of the operating system that is installed, your account permissions, and your menu settings. For more information, see Viewing Help on the Web.

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