cmstp

Applies to: Windows Server (Semi-Annual Channel), Windows Server 2019, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012

Installs or removes a Connection Manager service profile. Used without optional parameters, cmstp installs a service profile with default settings appropriate to the operating system and to the user's permissions.

Syntax

Syntax 1 - This is the typical syntax used in a custom installation application. To use this syntax, you must run cmstp from the directory that contains the <serviceprofilefilename>.exe file.

<serviceprofilefilename>.exe /q:a /c:cmstp.exe <serviceprofilefilename>.inf [/nf] [/s] [/u]

Syntax 2

cmstp.exe [/nf] [/s] [/u] [drive:][path]serviceprofilefilename.inf

Parameters

Parameter Description
<serviceprofilefilename>.exe Specifies, by name, the installation package that contains the profile that you want to install.

Required for Syntax 1, but not valid for Syntax 2.

/q:a Specifies that the profile should be installed without prompting the user. The verification message that the installation has succeeded will still appear.

Required for Syntax 1, but not valid for Syntax 2.

[drive:][path] <serviceprofilefilename>.inf Required. Specifies, by name, the configuration file that determines how the profile should be installed.

The [drive:][path] parameter isn't valid for Syntax 1.

/nf Specifies that the support files should not be installed.
/s Specifies that the service profile should be installed or uninstalled silently (without prompting for user response or displaying verification message). This is the only parameter that you can use in combination with /u.
/u Specifies that the service profile should be uninstalled.
/? Displays help at the command prompt.

Examples

To install the fiction service profile without any support files, type:

fiction.exe /c:cmstp.exe fiction.inf /nf

To silently install the fiction service profile for a single user, type:

fiction.exe /c:cmstp.exe fiction.inf /s /su

To silently uninstall the fiction service profile, type:

fiction.exe /c:cmstp.exe fiction.inf /s /u

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