Cisco 7965 Phone Directory Setup

James Young · December 9, 2015

The Cisco 7965 has a Directory button, which can retrieve an XML document from a website and format that as a phone directory.  Setting it up is pretty simple.

In the SEPxxxx.cnf.xml for your phone, find the directoryURL tag and set that;


Then, create that file on your web server.  An example appears below;

<Title>Home Directory</Title>
<Prompt>Select a number</Prompt>
 <Name>Pizza Shop</Name>

The items appear in the order they are listed.  I’m sure there’s more cleverness you can do with the directory, but that should get you started.

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