Command line arguments for opening Omnicast™ client applications - Omnicast™ 4.0 - 4.8

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Omnicast™ 4.0 - 4.8
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2010-09-27

Command line arguments for opening Omnicast™ client applications

To open the Omnicast Config Tool, Archive Player, or Live Viewer and automatically connect to the Directory, or to prepare your user's workspace when opening the client application, you can use a command line.

The command line arguments for opening the Config Tool, Archive Player, or Live Viewer can be used as part of a logon script, or they can be added to the application shortcuts. The command line syntax is:

Application.exe [/d gateway_name] [/u username] [/w password]

The following table lists the available command line arguments.

Argument Description
Application.exe The Omnicast client application you want to open (Config Tool, Archive Player, or Live Viewer), and the file path to that application in the installation folder.
Example: "C:\Program Files\Genetec Omnicast Client 4.8\LiveViewer.exe"
NOTE: The quotation marks (") are only required if some of the folders in the file path contain spaces.
/d or /dir The name of the gateway.
/u or /user The name of the user you want to connect with.
/w or /psw The user's password.
/wc or /wincredential Use Windows credentials to log on instead of using an Omnicast username (/u) and password (/w).

This option only applies if Omnicast is integrated with Windows Active Directory. The profile of the user who is logging on must be imported from an Active Directory.

/fr or /forcereconnect Force the user to disconnect, and then reconnect using the parameters specified in the command line.
/g or /guard Start a guard tour when the Live Viewer opens.
/o or /open Play a sequence when the Archive Player opens.
/a or /alarm Open an alarm instance when the Archive Player opens.
/fs or /fullscreen Open the Config Tool, Archive Player, or Live Viewer in full screen mode.
/fsv or /fullscreenvideo Open the Live Viewer in full screen video mode.
/lang or /Language Set the language of the Config Tool, Archive Player, or Live Viewer when it opens.
NOTE: The language argument is case sensitive. Your Omnicast version might not support all of the following languages.
  • Arabic
  • Chinese (Simplified)
  • Chinese (Traditional)
  • Czech
  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Persian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Slovak
  • Spanish
  • Thai
To open the Live Viewer and automatically connect to the Video-Server Directory with the username David and password 123456, the command line syntax is:
"C:\Program Files\Genetec Omnicast Client 4.8\LiveViewer.exe" /d Video-Server /u David /w 123456
To open Config Tool in French and force it to run in full screen mode, the command line syntax is:
"C:\Program Files\Genetec Omnicast Client 4.8\ConfigTool.exe" /lang French /fs