Cisco CallManager Administration Guide, Release 3.2(1)
Phone Button Template Configuration
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Phone Button Template Configuration

Table Of Contents

Phone Button Template Configuration

Adding Phone Button Templates

Phone Button Configuration Settings

Modifying Phone Button Templates

Renaming a Phone Button Template

Deleting a Phone Button Template

Updating a Phone Button Template


Phone Button Template Configuration


Cisco CallManager includes several default phone button templates. When adding phones, you can assign one of these templates to the phones or create a new template.

Creating and using templates provides a fast way to assign a common button configuration to a large number of phones. For example, if users in your company do not use the conference feature, you can create a template that reassigns this button to a different feature, such as speed dial.

Make sure all phones have at least one line assigned. Normally, this is button 1. You can assign additional lines to a phone, depending on the Cisco IP phone model. Phones also generally have several features, such as speed dial and call forward, assigned to the remaining buttons.

The following sections provide details about using and working with the phone button templates:

Adding Phone Button Templates

Phone Button Configuration Settings

Modifying Phone Button Templates

Phone Button Templates, Cisco CallManager System Guide

Phone Configuration Checklist, Cisco CallManager System Guide

Adding Phone Button Templates

Cisco CallManager includes default templates for each Cisco IP phone model. When adding phones, you can assign one of these templates to the phone or create one of your own.

Before You Begin

If you are creating a custom phone button template, refer to the guidelines for creating new phone button templates. See the "Guidelines for Customizing Phone Button Templates" section in the Cisco CallManager System Guide.

Procedure


Step 1 Choose Device > Phone Button Template.

Step 2 Choose a template and click Copy to create a new template.

The new template exactly duplicates the existing template and automatically assigns it a new name. You must update this new template if you want it to differ from the original.

Step 3 Update the appropriate settings as described in Table 49-1.

Step 4 Click Insert to add the new template.

Step 5 Click View Button Layout to verify the button layout.


Related Topics

Adding Phone Button Templates

Modifying Phone Button Templates

Guidelines for Customizing Phone Button Templates, Cisco CallManager System Guide

Phone Configuration Checklist, Cisco CallManager System Guide

Phone Button Configuration Settings

Table 49-1 describes the phone button configuration settings.

Table 49-1 Phone Button Configuration Settings 

Field
Description

Button Template Name

Enter a unique name used by Cisco CallManager to identify the template.

Feature

Choose the function of the phone button you want to specify in the template.

Note You cannot change the function of buttons in default phone button templates.

Label

Enter a description of the button.


Modifying Phone Button Templates

You can make changes to the custom templates that you created, and you can change the labels of the default phone button templates. You cannot change the function of the buttons in the default templates.

Use the following procedures to rename existing templates, update custom templates to add or remove features, lines, or speed dials, and delete templates that are no longer being used.

Renaming a Phone Button Template

Deleting a Phone Button Template

Updating a Phone Button Template

Renaming a Phone Button Template

Use this procedure to rename a phone button template. Renaming a template does not affect the phones that use that template. All Cisco IP phones that use this template continue to use this template once it is renamed.

Procedure


Step 1 Choose Device > Phone Button Template.

A listing of current phone button templates appears in the Phone Button Templates list.

Step 2 Choose the phone button template you want to rename.

The Phone Button Template Configuration page displays.

Step 3 In the Template Name field, enter the new name.

Step 4 Click Update.

The template redisplays with the new name.


Related Topics

Adding Phone Button Templates

Deleting a Phone Button Template

Updating a Phone Button Template

Deleting a Phone Button Template

You can delete phone templates that are not currently assigned to any phone in your system. You cannot delete a template that is assigned to one or more devices, the last template for a model, or the default template for a model (specified in the Device Defaults Configuration window.) You must reassign all Cisco IP phones that are using the template you want to delete to a different phone button template before you can delete the template.

Procedure


Step 1 Choose Device > Phone Button Template.

A listing of current phone button templates appears in the Phone Button Templates list.

Step 2 Choose the phone button template you want to delete.

The Phone Button Template Configuration page displays.

Step 3 Click Delete.

A message verifies that you want to delete the template.

Step 4 Click OK to delete the template.

A message verifies that the template was deleted.

Step 5 Click OK to continue.


Related Topics

Adding Phone Button Templates

Updating a Phone Button Template

Renaming a Phone Button Template

Updating a Phone Button Template

You can update a custom phone button template to add or remove features, add or remove lines and speed dials, or assign features, lines, and speed dials to different buttons on the phone. You can change the button labels in the default phone button templates, but you cannot change the function of the buttons in the default templates. If you update a phone template, be sure to inform affected users of the changes.

Follow these instructions to update a phone button template.


Note When you update a template, the change affects all phones that use the template.


Procedure


Step 1 Choose Device > Phone Button Template.

A listing of current phone button templates appears in the Phone Button Templates list.

Step 2 Choose the phone button template you want to update.

The phone button template configuration page displays.

Step 3 Update the appropriate settings as described in Table 49-1.

Step 4 Click Update.

The template reappears with the changes assigned to it.


Note After updating the template, you must restart devices using the template.


Step 5 Click Restart Devices to apply the updated phone button template.


Related Topics

Adding Phone Button Templates

Deleting a Phone Button Template

Renaming a Phone Button Template

Guidelines for Customizing Phone Button Templates, Cisco CallManager System Guide

Phone Configuration Checklist, Cisco CallManager System Guide