I have a large 11.x deployment and would like to find a way to bulk enable Conference Now for all users. I cannot find a setting for it in the usual Bulk Admin > Update Users > Query area. Nor can I find any kind of enterprise or service parameter. I really do not want to have to go user by user and enable this for every user and I would like to avoid dealing with a BAT spreadsheet for a couple thousand users.
Anyone found a way yet?
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Additionally, running any User Update via custom file un-checks the Conference Now box.
So, I updated 293 user PINs, and now have to go back and check 293 conf now boxes.
Below are the steps for enabling the section "Enable End User to Host Conference Now" using Bulk Administration Tool.
1. Export the users: Go to Cisco Unified CM Administration > Bulk Administration > Users > Export Users > Download the file > Change from ".txt" to ".csv" > Look for "Enable End User to Host Conference Now" > Set to "t" > Save.
Note. You must modify are PIN and Digest Credentials for CUCM to allow you to upload the file without issues. PIN is used for Extension Mobility and Digest Credentials for Phone SIP Authentication.
2. Import modified File: Go to Cisco Unified CM Administration > Bulk Administration > Users > Update Users > Custom File.
This will allow you to modify this section "Enable End User to Host Conference Now" for all users in CUCM using BAT.
Thanks for this.
When you say "You must modify are PIN and Digest Credential" do you mean the credential policy and default credential policy or simply. Would this require resetting each of the pin's?
Is there a way to have BAT ignore the fields during import? So not to modify the existing pins?
Did you ever get an answer to this as I have the same question? I would like to enable the feature for all users but do not want to reset their existing PINs.
Alternatively, you can update this checkbox for users via CLI using the run sql command.
Here's an example of me checking, then setting, then checking again, on my own account.
admin:run sql select userid, enableusertohostconferencenow from enduser where userid in ('user1', 'user2') userid enableusertohostconferencenow ========= ============================= user1 f
user2 f admin:run sql update enduser set enableusertohostconferencenow = 't' where userid in ('user1', 'user2') Rows: 2 admin:run sql select userid, enableusertohostconferencenow from enduser where userid in ('user1', 'user2') userid enableusertohostconferencenow ========= ============================= user1 t
user2 t admin:
If you have a list of user IDs, you simply add them as comma separated strings within the parenthesis.