We are starting a new installation this week of a UC540 16 user, new switch and new phones.
But, we are missing and cannot get through distribution, the one 7975 phone to complete the setup.
Should we use a different temporary phone in place of the 7975, (i.e. 7942) as a placeholder and then swap when we get the 7975; or, should we just leave it out of the config and add it later?
I know we can change things like extensions, etc.later, but the 7975 would be the second phone in line, i.e. ext 201, and we wanted to go through the wizards and let the system auto-assign things to make our process quicker.
Does Cisco, or anyone, have a recommended process in place for doing things this way.
I know this is not ideal, but we have to get moving on this project as the customer is getting itchy...
If you do it through expert mode you can do what Steve suggested and make up a mac address assigning the phone ext 201 as a placeholder. At a later point you can change the mac address when you have it.
If you do it through TSW using a temp phone would work so you can propertly assign the subsequent extensions, e.g. 202, 203, etc., to the phones you intend.
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If you have the mac address you can add it without it being plugged
in, if you don't have it just leave it out and add it later.
But you will not use the CCA TSW after initial config. Expert mode is
very easy though to add it.
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On Aug 2, 2010, at 8:00 PM, "jwaskewics"