We have a small branch office location which will soon go live with about a dozen people. They will be connected to our main site by a less then perfect VPN until some data circuits go in a couple of months from now. They'll have a Cisco 3845 with a PRI when the office opens.
Any thoughts on whether it's easier to use a small CME license and run a stand alone phone system, or easier to let things register remotely then run SRST? Either way our voice needs are largely local and simple, and once the data circuits go in we can register everything with CM in our main site.
We've done brief SRST setups like this before, but never for more then a couple of days. The hard part is usually the long wait for phones to load before we cut them off from CM.
Any comments from people who play with SRST / CME more then I do (which is probably everyone) are appreciated.