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The NetSupport Manager Control program (pcictlui.exe) accepts command line options to automate connections or to restrict functionality.

When attempting to start a profile with a password set, the user will be presented with a dialog which will also allow them to change which profile they are using – unless you use the /F option with the /N option.

Pre version 7.0
Pcictlui [/N Profile name] |[/F/N Profile name] [/R Replay file] [/U IP|TC|NBn] [/D Remote network ] [/C Client name | “Address”] [/G Group name]

Post version 7.0
Pcictlui [/N Profile name] [/F/N Profile name] [/R Replay file] [/U IP|TC|NBn] [/D Remote network ] [/C Client name | “Address”] [/G Group name] [/V] [/VC] [/VW] [/VS] [/E] [/R File name]

Post version 8.0
Pcictlui [/N Profile name] [/F/N Profile name] [/R Replay file] [/U IP|TC|NBn] [/D Remote network ] [/C Client name | “Address”] [/G Group name] [/V] [/VC] [/VW] [/VS] [/E] [/R File name] [/A] [/I]

/N Profile name
Use the named configuration. The configuration is created using {Tools}{Configurations} from the Control window drop-down menu.

Note: When using Control configuration profiles, it is advisable to password protect the configuration and keep the standard configuration unchanged to avoid locking yourself out of the Control.

/F
Used with the /N switch to restrict the Control only to use the chosen profile.

/R Replay File
Display the Replay File.

/U Protocol
Use the protocol(s). IP for IPX/SPX, TC for TCP/IP and NBn for NetBIOS using the numbered stack n from 0-7.

/D Remote Network
Dial into the remote network.

/C Client Name | “Address”
Connect to the Client by name or address. There can be multiple /C connections. Enter the address in the format: ” >address” where the protocol is IPX for IPX/SPX, TCP for TCP/IP and NBn for NetBIOS using the numbered stack n from 0-7.

/G Group Name
Connect to the group.

/V
Opens a View window (Share mode) must be used with the /C parameter.

/VC
Opens a View window (Control mode) must be used with the /C parameter.

/VW
Opens a View window (Watch mode) must be used with the /C parameter.

/VS
Opens a View window (share mode) must be used with the /C parameter.

/E
The Control exits when the View session ends (used in conjunction with /V).

/R File name
Starts the Control and plays the Replay File.

/A
Starts the Control and establishes a Chat session with the Client must be used with the /C parameter.

/I
Starts the Control and displays the inventory information for the Client must be used with the /C parameter.

Examples:

pcictlui /f /n restricted
Will load with the restricted profile and will not allow the user to change which profile they are trying to load.

pcictlui /n restricted
Will load with the restricted profile. When the user is prompted for a password, they can change which profile they are using.

pcictlui /d remote_site /c my_machine
Will connect to the remote network remote_site and attempt to connect to the machine my_machine.

pcictlui /c”>10.0.0.1″
Will attempt to connect to the machine with the IP address 10.0.0.1.

pcictlui /u nb4
Will load using NetBIOS stack 4.

pcictlui /unb1 /unb3 /uip /utc
Will load using NetBIOS stacks 1 and 3, IPX and TCP/IP.

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