The Remote Control Client is a utility that runs from a command line interface and carries out tasks on a Vault component where the Remote Control Agent is installed. It does not require any Vault components to be installed on the same computer, including a PrivateArk Client.

The Remote Control Client can work with several agents, providing controlled flexibility and streamlined administration facilities.

The Remote Control utility is called PARClient. Its details and usage are listed below.

PARClient<remote machine[/password]>

[/Port <port number>]
[/CreatePassFile <file name>]
[/UsePassFile <file name>]
[/StateFileName <file name>]
[/C "command"]


Parameter Description
<remote machine [/password]> The name or IP address of the remote machine where the Remote Control Agent is installed and the Agent’s password is stored. The password exists as an encrypted password in a separate file that is referenced in the RemoteUserCredentials parameter in PARAgent.ini.
<port number>
The port number from where the remote machine will receive control commands.
The default is 9022.
<file name>
Creates a file that will contain an encrypted password. This can replace the ‘/password’ parameter and is a more secure way of storing the password.
<file name>
Use the file that contains the encrypted password.
<file name>
Use when several users work simultaneously. The file contains internal information about each user’s session. Without this switch, the client uses a default state file, called parclient.dat.
/Q Quiet mode. The utility does not ask for confirmations before carrying out an operation.
/C Run a single command and exit.
/? Lists the available options.

The Remote Control utility can be used for administrative tasks on the Password Vault and the DR Vault. It contains several general commands that are the same for each component. In these commands, use the following names to specify each component:

Component Name
Vault server Vault
Disaster Recovery Vault PADR
Event Notification Engine ENE
Cluster Vault Manager CVM

In addition, the Remote Control utility contains commands that are component-specific.