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Rolling out Phone Manger

Rolling out Phone Manger

Rolling out Phone Manger

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Anyone know a way to install Phone Manger on a large number of PC's using something such as Zen Works and getting the PM's to configure themselves with the correct user

RE: Rolling out Phone Manger

Doesn't that suck, we just did a 210 station roll out the old fashioned way.  The "Who's There" portion is what kills auto-run applications like Zen.  If anyone knows any short cuts please advise.

RE: Rolling out Phone Manger

I just rolled it out on our network with ZenWorks.  I used snAppShot and installed Phone Manager.  I created the Zen app and went in to start picking apart the registry changes.  I got rid of the obvious ones to leave out (IE History, etc) and removed the user name that I had selected during the snappshot process.  I left the IP of the phone system in the registry and saved out the application.

I couldn't think of any way it would be possible to pre-emptively select a username.  How would it know!?  So, I settled for automating the program itself, and instructed the users how to get past the first error and select their user from the pulldown box.  This seemed to work okay, because I didn't field any helpdesk calls regarding installation problems.

Hope this helps you. It sure beats visiting each PC.

RE: Rolling out Phone Manger

Not nearly as sexy as Zen Works (must look at that app) but similar aim.

We created a self-extracting zip of the User CD files (a proper pay $22 to WinZip self-extractor) that uppacks the files and then runs Setup.exe.

Placed that in a sub-folder of the Manager app called 'usercd' and left Manager running.

Created a batch file for users that contained the lines

TFTP -i 192.168.44.203 get usercd\usercd.exe c:\temp\usercd.exe
c:\temp\usercd.exe

That and words about what to do at each stage of the wizard were given to the users. The Manager PC acting as TFTP server provided the file on request.

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