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Internal Support Website

If you are a system administrator, you are likely the primary source of information for Cisco Unified IP Phone users in your network or company. It is important to provide current and thorough information to end users.

Cisco recommends that you create a web page on your internal support site that provides end users with important information about their Cisco Unified IP Phones.

Consider including the following types of information on this site:

Cisco Unified IP Phone User Support

To successfully use some of the features on the Cisco Unified IP Phone (including Speed Dial, Services, and voice message system options), users must receive information from you or from your network team or must be able to contact you for assistance. Make sure to provide users with the names of people to contact for assistance and with instructions for contacting those people.

User Options Web Pages Access

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: choose User Management > User Groups. For more information, see:

  • Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide, "User Group Configuration" chapter
  • Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide, "Roles and User Groups" chapter

Phone Features User Subscription and Setup

End users can perform a variety of activities by using the Cisco Unified Communications Manager User Options web pages. These activities include subscribing to services, setting up speed dial and call forwarding numbers, configuring ring settings, and creating a personal address book. Keep in mind that configuring settings on a phone by using a website might be new for your end users. You need to provide as much information as possible to ensure that they can successfully access and use the User Options web pages.

Make sure to provide end users with the following information about the User Options web pages:

  • The URL required to access the application. This URL is: http://<server_name:portnumber>/ccmuser/, where server_name is the host on which the web server is installed.
  • A user ID and default password that are needed to access the application. These settings correspond to the values you entered when you added the user to Cisco Unified Communications Manager (see the Add Users to Cisco Unified Communications Manager).
  • A brief description of what a web-based, graphical user interface application is, and how to access it with a web browser.
  • An overview of the tasks that users can accomplish by using the web page.

User Voice Messaging System Access

Cisco Unified Communications Manager lets you integrate with different voice messaging systems, including the Cisco Unity voice messaging system. Because you can integrate with a variety of systems, you must provide users with information about how to use your specific system.

You should provide this information to each user:

  • How to access the voice messaging system account. Make sure that you have used Cisco Unified Communications Manager to configure the Messages button on the Cisco Unified IP Phone.
  • Initial password for accessing the voice messaging system. Make sure that you have configured a default voice messaging system password for all users.
  • How the phone indicates that voice messages are waiting. Make sure that you have used Cisco Unified Communications Manager to set up a message waiting indicator (MWI) method.

User Personal Directory Entries Setup

Users can configure personal directory entries on the Cisco Unified IP Phone. To configure a personal directory, users must have access to the following:

  • User Options web pages - Make sure that users know how to access their User Options web pages. See Phone Features User Subscription and Setup for details.
  • Cisco Unified IP Phone Address Book Synchronizer - Make sure to provide users with the installer for this application:

Obtain Cisco Unified IP Phone Address Book Synchronizer

To download a copy of the synchronizer to send to your users, follow these steps:

Procedure
    Step 1   To obtain the installer, choose Application > Plugins from Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration.
    Step 2   Select Download, which is located next to the Cisco Unified IP Phone Address Book Synchronizer plugin name.
    Step 3   When the file download dialog box displays, select Save.
    Step 4   Send the TabSyncInstall.exe file and the instructions in Cisco Unified IP Phone Address Book Synchronizer Deployment to all users who require this application.

    Cisco Unified IP Phone Address Book Synchronizer Deployment

    The Cisco Unified IP Phone Address Book Synchronizer synchronizes data that is stored in your Microsoft Windows address book with the Cisco Unified Communications Manager directory and the User Options Personal Address Book.


    Tip


    To successfully synchronize the Windows address book with the Personal Address Book, all Windows address book users should be entered in the Windows address book before you perform the following procedures.


    Install Synchronizer

    To install the Cisco Unified IP Phone Address Book Synchronizer, follow these steps:

    Procedure
      Step 1   Get the Cisco Unified IP Phone Address Book Synchronizer installer file from your system administrator.
      Step 2   Double-click the TabSyncInstall.exe file that your administrator provided.

      The publisher dialog box displays.

      Step 3   Select Run.

      The Welcome to the InstallShield Wizard for Cisco Unified CallManager Personal Address Book Synchronizer window displays.

      Step 4   Select Next.

      The License Agreement window displays.

      Step 5   Read the license agreement information, and select the I Accept. Select Next.

      The Destination Location window displays.

      Step 6   Choose the directory in which you want to install the application and select Next.

      The Ready to Install window displays.

      Step 7   Select Install.

      The installation wizard installs the application to your computer. When the installation is complete, the InstallShield Wizard Complete window displays.

      Step 8   Select Finish.
      Step 9   To complete the process, follow the steps in Set Up Synchronizer.

      Set Up Synchronizer

      To configure the Cisco Unified IP Phone Address Book Synchronizer, perform these steps:

      Procedure
        Step 1   Open the Cisco Unified IP Phone Address Book Synchronizer.

        If you accepted the default installation directory, you can open the application by choosing Start > All Programs > Cisco Systems > TabSync.

        Step 2   To configure user information, select User.

        The Cisco Unified CallManager User Information window displays.

        Step 3   Enter the Cisco Unified IP Phone user name and password and select OK.
        Step 4   To configure Cisco Unified Communications Manager server information, select Server.

        The Configure Cisco Unified CallManager Server Information window displays.

        Step 5   Enter the IP address or host name and the port number of the Cisco Unified Communications Manager server and select OK.

        If you do not have this information, contact your system administrator.

        Step 6   To start the directory synchronization process, select Synchronize.

        The Synchronization Status window provides the status of the address book synchronization. If you chose the user intervention for duplicate entries rule and you have duplicate address book entries, the Duplicate Selection window displays.

        Step 7   Choose the entry that you want to include in your Personal Address Book and select OK.
        Step 8   When synchronization is complete, select Exit to close the Cisco Unified CallManager Address Book Synchronizer.
        Step 9   To verify whether the synchronization worked, sign in to your User Options web pages and choose Personal Address Book. The users from your Windows address book should be listed.