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Reset or Restart

I have never been able to get clarafication on this question. I DO understand that a "Restart" of a phone re-registers the phone with CM and a "Reset" makes the phone get a new config from CM (Phone Load, etc). What I am not clear on is when I need to do a "Reset" as opposed to a "Restart". Normally, I use the "Restart" if I make any changes to CSS, Partition, Line Appearance, etc. This seems to work fine. If that is IS fine, would the only time I need to "Reset" be when I change the Device Pool (restart seems to work for this as well) or when I put in a new device load. I am sure this is an easy question to answer, I just have been unable to get exact clarafication.

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Re: Reset or Restart

To simplify things, A reset if you need to change device pools, partitions, css, ip address, tftp download info (phone loads or cnf ), change dn, I would do the reset which is the same as # # * # to reset the ip phone. If you just want to change secondary features , a restart works.

I use the thought, restart first, if the desired results are acheived your good, if not, then restart. Bottom line, while in a "installation mode" and setting up an enviroment, I usually reset the device pools to ensure everything is in sync.

Hope this helps clarify.


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