Updated: Polycom VVX FTP Provisioning Server Creation Script

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Polycom VVX FTP Provisioning Server Script now updated with UC software version 5.1.2

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Originally posted: August 29, 2014.
Updated: September 5, 2014.

I was following Polycom’s instructions and Jeff Schertz’s post on configuring an FTP Provisioning server for the Polycom VVX range. In large deployments, when you need to update and configure hundreds and thousands of phones, this is the only way to do it right.

There were two things that I struggled with when configuring this server:

  • You have to build and configure an FTP server, DHCP options, AD user, download the files… etc.
  • For most organizations – You’ll use an FTP on a Windows server. Jeff mentioned that the username and password for the FTP user (PlcmSpIp) would not be acceptable in many environments due to the fact that it doesn’t meet the Password complexity requirements.

So, I set up my mind to create an automated process to do all of the above, in a Windows Active Directory environment. I wanted…

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