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.
I was able to get this to work but you need to make sure userid and pin are both lowercase in the service you set up. You also need to make sure you have defined a pin for the user you are trying to set configure. The problem I have is after you get it to work you still need to choose either fast dials or personal address book. If you pick fast dials you have to select the fast dial entry, then press dial, then wait for ok to dial before dialing. Toooooooooooo many softkey entries again. Does anyone know the url to access the fast dials directly instead of having to choos PAB or Fastdials?
Are you getting this error “Installer User Interface Mode Not Supported. The installer cannot run in this UI mode. To specify the interface mode, use the -i command-line option, followed by the UI mode identifier. The value UI mode identifiers...
The below trick might come handy when you have to add a new node to a cluster but you don't have or is unsure of the security password for the publisher. This procedure has been around for ages.
1) Login into the CLI of the Publisher.