Phone Background Images can be deployed in GUI mode or from the command line or via any scripting language that allows executing EXE files. The command line execution can also be started from Windows Task Scheduler to automatically deploy background images according to a schedule. With this, for example, a script can be executed to update the background image of phones based on the season, day of the week or latest announcement.
Command Line Format
|PhoneControlTool.exe /bulkbackground <saved config CSV file name> [/config <profile.cfg>] [ /retry <number>] [/retryintervalmin <seconds> /retryintervalmax <seconds>]|
There are 2 steps to use the command line:
Step 1: Preparation: Create a Bulk Image Macro.
Step 2: Execute: Execute from command line or within script.
You will now reference this CSV file with the argument /bulkbackground "C:\mytemp\bulkbackground.csv"
Example: PhoneControlTool.exe /bulkbackground "C:\mytemp\bulkbackground.csv"
CSV file example
The following CSV example contains 3 phones:
SEP0021A02BC8B8,Cisco 7965,C:\Users\Public\Pictures\Sample Pictures\australia_kangaroo.jpg
SEP0021A02DFE28,Cisco 7945,C:\Users\Public\Pictures\Sample Pictures\australia_kangaroo.jpg
SEP04C5A44D2C77,Cisco 9951,C:\Users\Public\Pictures\Sample Pictures\ocean_sunset.jpg
To update the phones and the images, modify the content of the CSV file in Excel or similar.
The above example looks as follows when executed on the command prompt: