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Configuring Features, Templates, Services, and Users

Table Of Contents

Configuring Features, Templates, Services, and Users

Telephony Features Available for the Cisco Unified IP Phone

Configuring Corporate and Personal Directories

Configuring Corporate Directories

Configuring Personal Directory

Modifying Phone Button Templates

Modifying a Phone Button Template for Personal Address Book or Fast Dials

Configuring Softkey Templates

Setting Up Services

Adding Users to Cisco Unified Communications Manager

Managing the User Options Web Pages

Giving Users Access to the User Options Web Pages

Specifying Options that Appear on the User Options Web Pages


Configuring Features, Templates, Services, and Users


After you install Cisco Unified IP Phones in your network, configure their network settings, and add them to Cisco Unified Communications Manager, you must use Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration to configure communications features, optionally modify phone templates, set up services, and assign users.

This chapter provides an overview of these configuration and setup procedures. Cisco Unified Communications Manager documentation provides detailed instructions for these procedures.

For suggestions about how to provide users with information about features, and what information to provide, see Appendix A, "Providing Information to Users."

For information about setting up phones in non-English environments, see Appendix C, "Supporting International Users."

This chapter includes following topics:

Telephony Features Available for the Cisco Unified IP Phone

Configuring Corporate and Personal Directories

Modifying Phone Button Templates

Configuring Softkey Templates

Setting Up Services

Adding Users to Cisco Unified Communications Manager

Managing the User Options Web Pages

Telephony Features Available for the Cisco Unified IP Phone

After you add Cisco Unified IP Phones to Cisco Unified Communications Manager, you can add functionality to the phones. Table 5-1 includes a list of supported telephony features, many of which you configure by using Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration. The Configuration Reference column lists Cisco Unified Communications Manager documentation that contains configuration procedures and related information.

For more information about using most of these features on the phone, refer to the Cisco Unified IP Phones 7906G and 7911G Guide.


Note Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration also provides several service parameters that you can use to configure various telephony functions. For more information about service parameters and the functions that they control, refer to the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide.


Table 5-1 Telephony Features for the Cisco Unified IP Phone 

Feature
Description
Configuration Reference

Abbreviated dialing

A user can configure up to 99 speed-dial entries. Speed-dial entries that are not assigned to the speed-dial buttons on the phone are used for abbreviated dialing. When a user starts dialing digits, the AbbrDial softkey appears, and the user can access any speed-dial entry by entering the appropriate index.

For more information, refer to the:

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide, "Cisco Unified IP Phone Configuration" chapter

Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide, "Cisco Unified IP Phones" chapter

Add Select to Join

Creates a conference by joining together existing calls that are on a single phone line.

For more information, refer to the Cisco Unified IP Phone Guide, "Basic Call Handling" chapter, "Making Conference Calls" section.

Audible Message Waiting Indicator

A stutter tone from the handset, headset, or speakerphone indicates that a user has one or more new voice messages on a line.

Note The stutter tone is line-specific. You hear it only when using the line with the waiting messages.

For more information, refer to:

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide, "Message Waiting Configuration" chapter.

Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide, "Voice Mail Connectivity to Cisco Unified Communications Manager" chapter.

Auto answer

Causes the speakerphone to go off hook automatically when an incoming call is received. The user can monitor the call using the speaker but must pick up the handset to speak to the caller.

For more information, refer to the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide, "Configuring Directory Numbers" chapter.

Auto dial

Allows the phone user to choose from matching numbers in the Placed Calls log while dialing. To place the call, the user can choose a number from the Auto Dial list or continue to enter digits manually.

 

Barge (and cBarge)

Allows a user to join an in-progress call on a shared line. Phones support Barge in two conference modes:

Built-in conference bridge at the target device (the phone that is being barged). This mode uses the Barge softkey.

Shared conference bridge. This mode uses the cBarge softkey.

For more information, refer to the:

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide, "Cisco Unified IP Phone Configuration" chapter

Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide, "Cisco Unified IP Phones" chapter

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide, "Barge and Privacy" chapter

Block external to external transfer

Prevents users from transferring an external call to another external number.

For more information, refer to the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide, "External Call Transfer Restrictions" chapter.

Call display restrictions

Determines the information that will display for calling or connected lines, depending on the parties who are involved in the call.

For more information, refer to the:

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide, "Cisco Unified IP Phone Configuration" chapter

Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide, "Understanding Route Plans" chapter

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide, "Call Display Restrictions" chapter

Call forward

Allows users to redirect incoming calls to another number. Call forward options include Call Forward All, Call Forward Busy, Call Forward No Answer, and Call Forward No Coverage.

For more information, refer to:

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide, "Directory Number Configuration" chapter.

Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide, "Cisco Unified IP Phones" chapter.

Call forward all loop breakout

Detects and prevents Call Forward All loops. When a loop is detected, the Call Forward All configuration is ignored and the call rings through.

For more information, refer to the Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide, "Cisco Unified IP Phones" chapter.

Call forward all loop prevention

Prevents a user from configuring a Call Forward All destination directly on the phone that creates a Call Forward All loop or that creates a forward chain with more hops than the existing Forward Maximum Hop Count service parameter allows.

For more information, refer to the Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide, "Cisco Unified IP Phones" chapter.

Call forward destination override

Allows you to override Call Forward All (CFA) in cases where the CFA target places a call to the CFA initiator. This feature allows the CFA target to reach the CFA initiator for important calls. The override works whether the CFA target phone number is internal or external.

For more information, refer to Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide, "Understanding Directory Numbers" chapter.

Call park

Places the call on hold so that anyone connected to the Cisco Unified Communications Manager system can retrieve the call.

Note If you are using the Park softkey, avoid configuring the Directed Call Park feature. This prevents users from confusing the two Call Park features.

For more information, refer to the:

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide, "Feature Configuration" chapter

Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide, "Cisco Unified IP Phones" chapter

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide, "Call Park" chapter

Call pickup

Allows users to redirect a call that is ringing on another phone within their pickup group to their phone.

You can configure an audio and/or visual alert for the primary line on the phone. This alert notifies the users that a call is ringing in their pickup group.

For more information, refer to the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide, " Call Pickup Configuration" chapter.

Call recording

Allows a supervisor to record an active call. The user might hear an intermittent tone (beep tone) during a call when it is being recorded.

For more information, refer to the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide, "Monitoring and Recording" chapter.

Call waiting

Receives a second incoming call on the same line without disconnecting the first call.

For more information, refer to the Cisco Unified Communications System Guide, "Understanding Directory Numbers" chapter.

Caller ID

Displays the telephone number and name of the caller.

For more information, refer to the:

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide, Configuring "Directory Number Configuration" chapter

Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide, "Understanding Route Plans" chapter

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide, "Call Display Restrictions" chapter

Caller ID Blocking

Blocks a users phone number or e-mail address.

For more information, refer to:

Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide, "Understanding Route Plans" chapter

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide, "Directory Number Configuration" chapter

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide, "SIP Profile Configuration" chapter

Cisco Call Back

Allows a user to receive call back notification on a Cisco Unified IP Phone when a called party becomes available.

For more information, refer to the:

Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide, "Cisco Unified IP Phones" chapter

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide, "Cisco Call Back" chapter

Client matter codes (CMC)

(SCCP phones only)

Enables a user to specify that a call relates to a specific client matter.

For more information, refer to the:

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide, "Client Matter Codes" chapter

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide, "Client Matter Codes and Forced Authorization Codes" chapter

Conference

Allows a user to talk simultaneously with multiple parties by calling each participant individually. Conference features include Conference, Join, cBarge, and Meet-Me.

Allows a non-initiator in a standard (ad hoc) conference to add or remove participants; also allows any conference participant to join together two standard conferences on the same line.

For more information, refer to Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide, "Cisco Unified IP Phones" and "Conference Bridges" chapters.

The service parameter, Advance Adhoc Conference, (disabled by default in Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration) allows you to enable these features.

Note Be sure to inform your users whether these features are activated.

Configurable call forward display

Allows you to specify information that appears on a phone when a call is forwarded. This information can include the caller name, caller number, redirected number, and original dialed number.

For more information, refer to:

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide, "Directory Number Configuration" chapter.

Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide, "Cisco Unified IP Phones" chapter.

Computer Telephony Integration (CTI) Applications

A computer telephony integration (CTI) route point can designate a virtual device to receive multiple, simultaneous calls for application-controlled redirection.

For more information, refer to the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide, "CTI Route Point Configuration" chapter.

Directed Call Park

Allows a user to direct an active call to an available directed call park number. After pressing Transfer, the user dials the directed call park number to store the call.

For more information refer to Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide, "Call Park and Directed Call Park" chapter.

Directed call Pickup

Allows a user to answer a call that is ringing on a particular directory number.

For more information, refer to the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide, "Call Pickup" chapter.

Direct transfer

Joins two established calls (calls that are on hold or in connected state) into one call and drops the feature initiator from the call. Does not initiate a consultation call and does not put the active call on hold.

For more information, refer to the Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide, "Cisco Unified IP Phones" chapter.

Distinctive Ring

Users can customize how their phone indicates an incoming call and a new voice mail message.

For more information, refer to the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide, "Custom Phone Rings" chapter

Do Not Disturb (DND)

When DND is turned on, either no audible rings occur during the ringing-in state of a call, or no audible or visual notifications of any type occur.

You can configure the phone to have a softkey template with a DND softkey.

The following DND-related parameters are configurable in Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration:

Do Not Disturb—This checkbox allows you to enable DND on a per-phone basis. Choose Device > Phone > Phone Configuration.

DND Option—Choose "Call Reject" (to turn off all audible and visual notifications), or "Ringer Off" (to turn off only the ringer). DND Option appears on both the Common Phone Profile window and the Phone Configuration window (Phone Configuration window value takes precedence).

DND Incoming Call Alert—Choose the type of alert, if any, to play on a phone for incoming calls when DND is active. This parameter is located on both the Common Phone Profile window and the Phone Configuration window. (Phone Configuration window value takes precedence).

BLF Status Depicts DND—Enables DND status to override busy/idle state.

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide, "Do Not Disturb" chapter.

Extension Mobility

Enables users to sign into their directory number from any Cisco Unified IP Phone.

For more information, refer to the:

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide, Cisco Unified  "Communications Manager Extension Mobility" chapter

Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide, Cisco Unified  Communications Manager "Extension Mobility and Phone Login Features" chapter

Fast Dial Service

Allows a user to enter a Fast Dial code to place a call. Fast Dial codes can be assigned to phone numbers or Personal Address Book entries. (See "Services" in this table.)

For more information, refer to the:

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide, "Cisco Unified IP Phone Services Configuration" chapter

Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide, "Cisco Unified IP Phone" Services chapter

Forced authorization codes (FAC)

(SCCP phones only)

Controls the types of calls that certain users can place.

For more information, refer to the:

Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide, "Forced Authorization Codes (FAC)" chapter

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide, "Client Matter Codes and Forced Authorization Codes" chapter

Group call pickup

Allows a user to answer a call that is ringing on a directory number in another group.

For more information, refer to the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide, "Call Pickup Configuration" chapter.

Help system

Provides a comprehensive set of topics that appear on the phone screen.

Requires no configuration.

Hold/Resume

Allows the user to move a connected call between an active state and a held state.

Requires no configuration, unless you want to use music on hold. See "Music-on-Hold" in this table for information.

See also: "Hold Reversion" in this table.

Hold Reversion

Limits the amount of time that a call can be on hold before reverting back to the phone that put the call on hold and alerting the user.

Reverting calls are distinguished from incoming calls by a single ring (or beep, depending on the new call indicator setting for the line). This notification repeats at intervals if not resumed.

A call that triggers Hold Reversion also displays an animated icon in the call bubble and a brief message on the status line.

You can configure call focus priority to favor incoming or reverting calls.

For more information about configuring this feature, refer to Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide, "Hold Reversion" chapter.

Hunt Group

Provides load sharing for calls to a main directory number. A hunt group contains a series of directory numbers that can answer the incoming calls. When the first directory number in the hunt group is busy, the system hunts in a predetermined sequence for the next available directory number in the group and directs the call to that phone.

For more information, refer to:

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide, "Hunt Group Configuration" chapter.

Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide, "Understanding Route Plans" chapter.

Immediate Divert

Allows a user to transfer a ringing, connected, or held call directly to a voice-messaging system.When a call is diverted, the line becomes available to make or receive new calls.

For more information, refer to the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide, "Immediate Divert" chapter

Immediate Divert—Enhanced

Allows users to transfer incoming calls directly to their voice messaging system or to the voice messaging system of the original called party.

For more information, refer to the:

Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide, "Cisco Unified IP Phones" chapter

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide, "Call Park and Directed Call Park" chapter

Join

(SCCP phones only)

Allows users to initiate an ad hoc conference by using the Join softkey.

Join does not create a consultation call and does not put the active call on hold. Join can include more than two calls, which results in a call with more than three parties.

For more information, refer to the Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide, "Cisco Unified IP Phones" chapter

Hunt Group

Provides load sharing for calls to a main directory number. A hunt group contains a series of directory numbers that can answer the incoming calls. When the first directory number in the hunt group is busy, the system hunts in a predetermined sequence for the next available directory number in the group and directs the call to that phone.

For more information, refer to:

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide, "Hunt Group Configuration" chapter

Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide, "Understanding Route Plans" chapter

Log out of hunt groups

Allows users to log out of a hunt group and temporarily block calls from ringing their phone when they are not available to take calls. Logging out of hunt groups does not prevent non-hunt group calls from ringing their phone.

For more information refer to:

Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide, "Understanding Route Plans" chapter.

Malicious call identification (MCID)

Allows you to report a call of a malicious nature by requesting that Cisco Unified Communications Manager identify and register the source of an incoming call in the network.

For more information refer to:

Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide, "Cisco Unified IP Phones" chapter

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide, "Malicious Call Identification" chapter

Meet-Me conference

Enables other callers to join in a conference.

For more information refer to the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide, "Meet-Me Number/Pattern Configuration" and "Conference Bridges" chapters

Message waiting

Indicates that one or more voice messages are waiting for a user.

For more information refer to the:

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide, "Message Waiting Configuration" chapter

Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide, "Voice Mail Connectivity to Cisco Unified Communications Manager" chapter

Mobile Connect

Enables users to manage business calls using a single phone number and pick up in-progress calls on the desktop phone and mobile phone.

Users can restrict the set of callers according to phone number and time of day.

For more information, refer to the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide, "Mobile Connect and Mobile Voice Access" chapter.

Mobile Voice Access

Extends Mobile Connect capabilities by allowing users to access an interactive voice response (IVR) system to originate a call from a remote device such as a cellular phone.

For more information, refer to the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide, "Mobile Connect and Mobile Voice Access" chapter.

Multilevel Precedence and Preemption (MLPP)

(SCCP phones only)

Allows properly validated users to place priority calls. If necessary, users can preempt lower-priority phone calls. Also allows the use of the call-forward alternate party (CFAP) feature for forwarding a precedence call.

For more information refer to the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide, "Multilevel Precedence and Preemption" chapter.

Multiple Calls Per Line Appearance

Each line can support multiple calls. Only one call can be active at any time; other calls are automatically placed on hold.

Refer to Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide, "Cisco Unified IP Phone Configuration" chapter.

Music on hold

Plays music while callers are on hold.

For more information refer to the:

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide, "Music On Hold Audio Source Configuration" and "Music On Hold Server Configuration" chapters

Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide, "Music on Hold" chapter

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide, "Music On Hold" chapter.

Mute

Mutes the microphone from the handset or headset.

Requires no configuration.

Onhook call transfer

Allows a user to press a single Transfer softkey and then go onhook to complete a call transfer.

Refer to the Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide, "Cisco Unified IP Phones" chapter.

Onhook predialing

Allows a user to dial a number without going off hook. The user can then either pick up the handset or press the Dial softkey.

For more infomration, refer to the Cisco Unified IP Phone 7962G Phone Guide, "Basic Call Handling" chapter.

Other group pickup

Allows a user to answer a call that is ringing on a phone in another group that is associated with the user's group.

For more information, refer to the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide, "Call Pickup Configuration" chapter.

Private Line Automated Ringdown (PLAR)

The Cisco Unified Communications Manager administrator can configure a phone number that the Cisco Unified IP Phone dials as soon as the handset goes off hook. This can be useful for phones that are designated for calling emergency or "hotline" numbers.

Refer to the "SIP Dial Rules Configuration" chapter in the Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide, Release 7.0 for instructions on how to configure PLAR.

Privacy

Prevents users who share a line from adding themselves to a call and from viewing information on their phone screens about the call of the other user.

For more information refer to:

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide, "Cisco Unified IP Phone Configuration" chapter.

Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide, "Cisco Unified IP Phones" chapter.

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide "Barge and Privacy" chapter.

Programmable line keys (PLK)

The administrator can assign features to line buttons. Softkeys normally control these features; for example, New Call, Call Back, End Call, and Forward All. When the administrator configures these features on the line buttons, they always remain visible, so users can have a "hard" New Call key.

For more information, refer to:

Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide, "Cisco Unified IP Phones" chapter.

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide, "Phone Button Template Configuration" chapter

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide, "Modifying Phone Button Templates"

Protected calling

Provides a secure (encrypted) connection between two phones. A security tone is played at the beginning of the call to indicate that both phones are protected. Some features, such as conference calling, shared lines, Extension Mobility, and Join Across Lines are not available when protected calling is configured. Protected calls are not authenticated.

For more information about security, see the "Overview of Supported Security Features" section on page 1-10.

For additional information, refer to Cisco Unified Communications Manager Security Guide.

Quality Reporting Tool (QRT)

Allows users to use the QRT softkey on a phone to submit information about problem phone calls. QRT can be configured for either of two user modes, depending upon the amount of user interaction desired with QRT.

For more information refer to the:

Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide, "Cisco Unified IP Phones" chapter

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide, "Quality Report Tool" chapter

Redial

Redials the last number dialed on the Cisco Unified IP Phone.

Requires no configuration.

Ring setting

Identifies ring type used for a line when a phone has another active call

For more information refer to Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide, "Directory Number Configuration" chapter

Secure Conference

Allows secure phones to place conference calls by using a secured conference bridge.

As new participants are added by using Confrn, Join, cBarge, Barge softkeys or MeetMe conferencing, the secure call icon displays as long as all participants use secure phones.

The Conference List displays the security level of each conference participant. Initiators can remove non-secure participants from the Conference List. (Non-initiators can add or remove conference participants if the AdvanceAdhocConference parameter is set.)

For more information about security, see the ""Overview of Supported Security Features"" section.

For additional information, refer to these:

Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide, "Conference Bridges" chapter

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide, "Conference Bridge Configuration" chapter

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Security Guide.

Services

Allows you to use the Cisco Unified IP Phone Services Configuration menu in Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration to define and maintain the list of phone services to which users can subscribe.

For more information refer to the:

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide, Cisco Unified IP Phone Configuration chapter

Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide, "Cisco Unified IP Phone Services" chapter

Services URL button

Provides one-touch access to information services.

Refer to Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide for configuration procedures.

Shared line

Allows a user to have multiple phones that share the same phone number or allows a user to share a phone number with a coworker.

For more information, refer to the Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide, "Cisco Unified IP Phones" chapter

Silent Monitoring

Allows a supervisor to silently monitor an active call. The supervisor cannot be heard by either party on the call. The user might hear an intermittent tone
(beep tone) during a call when it is being monitored.

For more information, refer to the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide, "Monitoring and Recording" chapter.

Speed-dial

Dials a specified number that has been previously stored.

For more information refer to the:

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide, "Cisco Unified IP Phone Configuration" chapter

Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide, "Cisco Unified IP Phones" chapter

Time-of-Day Routing

Restricts access to specified telephony features by time period.

For more information refer to the:

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide, "Time Period Configuration" chapter

Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide, "Time-of-Day Routing" chapter

Transfer - Direct Transfer

Transfer—The first invocation of Transfer will always initiate a new call by using the same directory number, after putting the active call on hold.

Direct Transfer—This transfer joins two established calls (call is in hold or in connected state) into one call and drops the feature initiator from the call. Direct Transfer does not initiate a consultation call and does not put the active call on hold.

For more information, refer to the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide, "Understanding Directory Numbers" chapter

Voice messaging system

Enables callers to leave voice messages if calls are unanswered.

For more information refer to the:

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide, "Cisco Voice-Mail Port Configuration" chapter

Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide, "Voice Mail Connectivity to Cisco Unified Communications Manager" chapter

Video mode

(7911G only)

Allows a user to select the video display mode for viewing a video conference, depending on the modes configured in the system.

For more information:

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide, "Conference Bridge Configuration" chapter.

Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide, "Understanding Video Telephony" chapter.

Video support

(7911G only)

Enable video support on the phone.

For more information refer to:

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide, "Conference Bridge Configuration" chapter.

Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide, "Understanding Video Telephony" chapter.

Cisco VT Advantage Administration Guide, "Overview of Cisco VT Advantage" chapter.


Configuring Corporate and Personal Directories

The Directories menu on the Cisco Unified IP Phones 7906G and 7911G gives users access to several directories. These directories can include:

Corporate Directory—Allows a user to look up phone numbers for co-workers.

To support this feature, you must configure corporate directories. See the "Configuring Corporate Directories" section for more information.

Personal Directory—Allows a user to store a set of personal numbers.

To support this feature, you must provide the user with software to configure the personal directory. See the "Configuring Personal Directory" section for more information.

After the LDAP directory configuration completes, users can use the Corporate Directory service on your Cisco Unified IP Phone to look up users in the corporate directory.

Configuring Corporate Directories

Cisco Unified Communications Manager uses a Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) directory to store authentication and authorization information about users of Cisco Unified Communications Manager applications that interface with Cisco Unified Communications Manager. Authentication establishes a user's right to access the system. Authorization identifies the telephony resources that a user is permitted to use, such as a specific telephone extension.

To install and set up these features, refer to Installing and Configuring the Cisco Customer Directory Configuration Plugin. That manual guides you through the configuration process for integrating Cisco Unified Communications Manager with Microsoft Active Directory and Netscape Directory Server.

After the LDAP directory configuration completes, users can use the Corporate Directory service on their Cisco Unified IP Phone to look up users in the corporate directory.

Configuring Personal Directory

Personal Directory consists of the following features:

Personal Address Book (PAB)

Personal Fast Dials (Fast Dials)

Address Book Synchronization Tool (TABSync)

Users can access Personal Directory features by these methods:

From a web browser—Users can access the PAB and Fast Dials features from the Cisco Unified CM User Options

From the Cisco Unified IP Phone—Users can choose Directories > Personal Directory to access the PAB and Fast Dials features from their phones

From a Microsoft Windows application—Users can use the TABSync tool to synchronize their PABs with Microsoft Windows Address Book (WAB). Customers who want to use the Microsoft Outlook Address Book (OAB) should begin by importing the data from the OAB into the Windows Address Book (WAB). TabSync can then be used to synchronize the WAB with Personal Directory.

To configure Personal Directory from a web browser, users must access their User Options web pages. You must provide users with a URL and login information.

To synchronize with Microsoft Outlook, users must install the TABSync utility, which is provided by you. To obtain the TABSync software to distribute to users, choose Application > Plugins from Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration, then locate and click Cisco Unified IP Phone Address Book Synchronizer.

Modifying Phone Button Templates

Phone button templates let you assign features to phone buttons. On the Cisco Unified IP Phones 7906G and 7911G, only the Privacy feature (Private softkey) can be configured on the template.

Ideally, you modify templates before registering phones on the network. In this way, you can access customized phone button template options from Cisco Unified Communications Manager during registration.

To modify a phone button template, choose Device > Device Settings > Phone Button Template from Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration. To assign a phone button template to a phone, use the Phone Button Template field in the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Phone Configuration window. Refer to Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide and Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide for more information.

Modifying a Phone Button Template for Personal Address Book or Fast Dials

You can modify a phone button template to associate a service URL with a line button. Doing so enables users to have single-button access to the PAB and Fast Dials. Before you modify the phone button template, you must configure PAB or Fast Dials as an IP phone service.

To configure PAB or Fast Dial as an IP phone service (if it is not already a service), follow these steps:

Procedure


Step 1 Choose Device >Device Settings > Phone Services.

The Find and List IP Phone Services window displays.

Step 2 Click Add New. The IP phone services Configuration window displays.

Step 3 Enter the following settings:

Service Name and ASCII Service Name—Enter Personal Address Book.

Service Description—Enter an optional description of the service.

Service URL

For PAB, enter the following URL:

http://<Unified CM-server-name>:8080/ccmpd/login.do?name=#DEVICENAME#&service=pab

For Fast Dial, enter the following URL:

http://<Unified-CM-server-name>:8080/ccmpd/login.do?name=#DEVICENAME#&service=fd

Service Category—Select XML Service.

Service Type—Select Directories.

Enable—Select the check box.

Step 4 Click Save.

You can add, update, or delete service parameters as needed as described in "IP Phone Service Parameter" chapter in the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide.


Note If you change the service URL, remove an IP phone service parameter, or change the name of a phone service parameter for a phone service to which users are subscribed, you must click Update Subscriptions to update all currently subscribed users with the changes, or users must resubscribe to the service to rebuild the correct URL.



To modify a phone button template for PAB or Fast Dial, follow these steps:

Procedure


Step 1 From Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration, choose Device > Device Settings > Phone Button Template.

Step 2 Click Find.

Step 3 Select the phone model.

Step 4 Click Copy, enter a name for the new template, and then click Save.

The Phone Button Template Configuration window opens.

Step 5 Identify the button you would like to assign, and select Service URL from the Features drop-down list box associated with the line.

Step 6 Click Save to create a new phone button template using the service URL.

Step 7 Choose Device > Phone and open the Phone Configuration window for the phone.

Step 8 Select the new phone button template from the Phone Button Template drop-down list box.

Step 9 Click Save to store the change and then click Reset to implement the change.

The phone user can now access the User Options pages and associate the service with a button on the phone.

For additional information on IP phone services, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide, "IP Phone Services Configuration" chapter. For additional information on configuring line buttons, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide, "Cisco Unified IP Phone Configuration" chapter, "Configuring Speed-Dial Buttons" section.


Configuring Softkey Templates

Using Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration, you can manage softkeys associated with applications that are supported by the Cisco Unified IP Phones 7906G and 7911G. Cisco Unified Communications Manager supports two types of softkey templates: standard and nonstandard. Standard softkey templates include Standard User and Standard Feature. An application that supports softkeys can have one or more standard softkey templates associated with it. You can modify a standard softkey template by making a copy of it, giving it a new name, and making updates to that copied softkey template. You can also modify a nonstandard softkey template.

It is recommended that you use the standard softkey template which excludes features already assigned to programmable buttons and limits the feature set to the most commonly used ones. This template reduces the number of softkeys displayed on the phone at one time, eliminating the need for users to press the more softkey. For more information, see Modifying Phone Button Templates.

To configure softkey templates, choose Device > Device Settings > Softkey Template from Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration. To assign a softkey template to a phone, use the Softkey Template field in the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Phone Configuration window. Refer to Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide and Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide for more information.

Setting Up Services

The Services button on the Cisco Unified IP Phone gives users access to Cisco Unified IP Phone Services. These services comprise XML applications that enable the display of interactive content with text and graphics on the phone. Examples of services include local movie times, stock quotes, and weather reports.

Before a user can access any service:

You must use Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration to configure available services.

The user must subscribe to services by using Cisco Unified CM User Options. This web-based application provides a graphical user interface (GUI) for limited, end-user configuration of IP Phone applications.

Before you set up services, gather the URLs for the sites that you want to set up and verify that users can access those sites from your corporate IP telephony network.

To set up these services, choose Feature > Cisco Unified IP Phone Services from Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration. Refer to Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide and Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide for more information.

After you configure these services, verify that your users have access to the Cisco Unified Communications Manager IP Phone Options web-based application, from which they can select and subscribe to configured services. See the "How Users Subscribe to Services and Configure Phone Features" section on page A-2 for a summary of the information that you must provide to end users.

Adding Users to Cisco Unified Communications Manager

Adding users to Cisco Unified Communications Manager allows you to display and maintain information about users such as their directory information and passwords.


Note You can manage password rules for LDAP directory users by configuring password expiration and syntax in the directory server application that is integrated with Cisco Unified Communications Manager. For more information and a list of supported directory servers, refer to this manual: Installing and Configuring the Cisco Customer Directory Configuration Plugin.


Users added to Cisco Unified Communications Manager can perform these actions:

Access the corporate directory and other customized directories from a Cisco Unified IP Phone

Create a personal directory

Set up speed dial and call forwarding numbers

Subscribe to services that are accessible from a Cisco Unified IP Phone

You can add users to Cisco Unified Communications Manager using either of these methods:

To add users individually, choose User > Add a New User from Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration.

To add users individually, choose User Management > End User from Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration.

Refer to Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide for more information about adding users. Refer to Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide for details about user information.

To add users in batches, use the Bulk Administration Tool (BAT). This method also enables you to set an identical default password for all users.

Refer to Bulk Administration Tool User Guide for Cisco Unified Communications Manager for details.

Refer to Cisco Unified Communications Manager Bulk Administration User Guide for details.

Managing the User Options Web Pages

From the User Options web page, users can customize and control several phone features and settings. For detailed information about the User Options web pages, refer to Cisco Unified IP Phone 7911G Phone Guide.

Giving Users Access to the User Options Web Pages

Before a user can access the User Options web pages, you must use Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration to add the user to a standard Cisco Unified Communications Manager end user group. To do so, choose User Management > User Groups.

For additional information, refer to:

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide, "User Group Configuration" chapter

Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide, "Roles and User Groups" chapter

Specifying Options that Appear on the User Options Web Pages

Most options that are on the User Options web pages appear by default. However, the following options must be set by the system administrator by using Enterprise Parameters Configuration settings in Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration:

Show Ring Settings

Show Line Text Label Settings

Show Call Forwarding


Note The settings apply to all User Options web pages at your site.


To change the options that appear on the User Options web pages, follow these steps:

Procedure


Step 1 From Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration, choose System > Enterprise Parameters.

The Enterprise Parameters Configuration window displays.

Step 2 In the CCMUser Parameters area, specify whether a parameter appears on the User Options web pages by choosing one of these values from the Parameter Value drop-down list box for the parameter:

True—Option displays on the User Options web pages (default).

False—Option does not display on the User Options web pages.

Show All Settings—All call forward settings display on the User Options web pages (default).

Hide All Settings—No call forward settings display on the User Options web pages.

Show Only Call Forward All—Only call forward all calls displays on the User Options web pages.