Bulk Screenshots
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The Bulk Screenshot Wizard will connect to a list of phones, capture a screenshot of each phone's screen, and store the images in a local directory and generate a HTML report.

View here a full sample screenshot report.


Requirements

1. Currently supported Cisco phones

2. Phones must be registered with CUCM, and the web server (TCP port 80 for HTTP or 443 for HTTPS) of each phone must be enabled and reachable by UPLINX Phone Control Tool.

The tool will ask for your permission to enable the web server of the phone if the phone's web page is not reachable. This will change the phone's configuration in CUCM and requires a (soft-) restart of the phone. When finished, the Phone Control Tool will ask to undo the changes that it has applied, requiring a 2nd phone restart to disable the web server of the phone when it enabled it.

If the screenshot fails for any phone, check the troubleshooting steps outlined in "Check Phone's web page is reachable" and in "Check Phone Screenshot in Web Browser".

Running the Screenshot Wizard

Watch a brief demonstration of the Screenshot Wizard here .

STEP 1: Start Wizard: Click the Screenshots tab to view the start screen that outlines the steps. Click the [Next] button

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page of UPLINX Bulk Screenshot Wizard - UPLINX Phone Control Tool

 

STEP 2: Define a List of Phones: Search for and select the phones you want to screenshot by clicking the [Add Phones...] button.

Use the filter options available in the Select Phones dialog box to filter phones and build up the list of phones to get screenshots from. Once the list is complete, click [Next].

Search

The search is limited to 2,000 phones and will be performed in 2 phases:

  1.) Search for configured phones to match the search criteria. It is limited to 2,000 matches.

  2.) Query RIS to find the phone's IP addresses and return only those phones that are registered to CUCM.

Import and Export of Phone Data

Instead of searching for phones, you can also [Import List...] of phone names and export matches with the button [Export as CSV...].

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phones step of UPLINX Bulk Screenshot Wizard - UPLINX Phone Control Tool

 

STEP 3: Generate Report with Screenshots
Read the clarifications and proceed to click the big [Screenshot N Phones] button. N is the number of selected phones to screenshot.

Generate report step of UPLINX Bulk Screenshot Wizard - UPLINX Phone Control Tool

If the tool cannot access a phone's web page, it will:

  1. Ask for your permission to enable the web server of the phone if the phone's web page. This will change the phone's configuration in CUCM and requires a (soft-) restart of the phone.
  2. When finished, the Phone Control Tool will ask to undo the changes that it has applied, requiring a 2nd phone restart to disable the web server of the phone when it enabled it.

 Choose [Yes] to allow the tool to make the configuration changes, or, click [No] to skip the inaccessible phones.

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report error that screenshot failed - PLINX Bulk Screenshot Wizard - UPLINX Phone Control Tool

 

STEP 4: Open the Generated Report
When the operation is finished, the tool will ask you to open an HTML report in your browser with the screenshots. 

Generated Sample Report

View here a full sample screenshot report.

Generated report of UPLINX Bulk Screenshot Wizard - UPLINX Phone Control Tool

Where are the Images stored?

The retrieved images are stored at C:\Users\%USERNAME%\AppData\Local\Uplinx Phone Control Tool\Screenshots\

You can copy paste this path into File Manager, or, use the button [Open Report Folder] on the final page of the wizard. There is also a link in the HTML report to open this folder.

This folder will contain the screenshot images sorted by model name. The file name is the device name.

Deploying of Background Images

You can use the Bulk Background Images wizard to deploy background images to phones. See the section "Bulk Background Images" for more info.

The Bulk Screenshot wizard, along with all other bulk features, requires a Professional or Enterprise license and is not included in the Standard or Basic license.


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