How to Launch the DSM Explorer in context?

Document ID : KB000028761
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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  • An admin user is responsible for multiple DSM Managers and wants a way to launch the DSM Explorer in context for each of these.


The DSM Explorer can be launched from the command line with the following syntax

dsmgui.exe [user:user1] [authority:winnt://dmmgr01] [password:secret] []


Example 1: Connect to using logged on users credentials


Example 2: Connect to using local user "user1" and password "password"

dsmgui.exe user:user1 authority:winnt://dmmgr01 password:password

Example 3: Connect to using local user "user1" and require the user is prompted for password

dsmgui.exe user:user1 authority:winnt://dmmgr01

Example 4: Connect to using Domain user "domain1" and require the user is prompted for password

dsmgui.exe user:domain1 authority:ldap://



  • Users must have a defined Client Automation security profile to gain access to DSM Explorer.
  • To use the ldap authority this must first be configured within the Client Automation Control Panel as an integrated directory.
  • It is essential that the version of DSM Explorer Match the version of the Manager, It Is not supported to mix versions of remote explorer and DSM Manager and can have severe consequences to performance if tried.