I have found the following on CCO, my question on this to the group: is it possible to ?disable? the need to login each time ?
How to configure the Personal Address Book and Fast Dial for IP Phones in the Cisco CallManager 5.x
In Cisco CallManager 5.0, the Personal Address Book and FastDials were integrated into Cisco CallManager, instead of the requirement of an IP Phone service as previous versions. From any phone registered to the 5.0 system, go into the directories, then choose Personal Address Book. After you login, then you can choose either the address book or the fast dials. This is also configurable from the Cisco CallManager User page of the Cisco CallManager.
Refer to these document for more information about the respective Cisco CallManager servers:
Cisco IP Phone Services Configuration
Refer to TAC Case Collection Case #K96865419 for more information about the configuration of the Personal Address Book and Fast Dial in the Cisco CallManager 4.x.
Thanks in advance for all your thoughts on this.