Specify telephony servers on a client computer

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 8 Beta

To specify telephony servers on a client computer

  1. Open a Command Prompt window.

  2. Type tcmsetup /c server1 server2


  • 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. As a security best practice, consider using Run as to perform this procedure.

  • To open a command prompt, click Start, point to All programs, point to Accessories, and then click Command prompt.

  • The client must be in the same domain as the telephony server or in a fully trusted domain when you run tcmsetup.

  • In order for TAPI to function correctly, you must add the Windows Remote Service Provider to the client computer or run the tcmsetup command. If your telephony clients run Windows XP or a Windows Server 2003 operating system, and your telephony servers run Windows Server 2003, then add the Windows Remote Service Provider to your clients. (The Windows Remote Service Provider enables clients to detect telephony servers.) However, if your telephony clients or servers run Windows NT 4.0 or Windows 2000, you must run tcmsetup, as described in this procedure, instead. For more information about adding telephony service providers and using tcmsetup, see Related Topics.

  • In the tcmsetup command-line syntax, server1 server2 ... represents the names of one or more telephony servers. Because tcmsetup replaces any previous server list, you should include every telephony server that you want to make available to the client when you run tcmsetup.

  • You may have to restart the Telephony service for this change to take effect. For more information, see Related Topics.

  • Before client users can dial out using the phone lines on the telephony server, the telephony server administrator must assign the users to the phone lines. For more information, see 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.

See Also


Specify telephony servers on a client computer
Remove users from telephony lines or phones
Assign a telephony user to a line or phone
Specify telephony servers on a client computer
Add a telephony service provider
Start, stop, pause, resume, or restart a service
Run a program with administrative credentials