Manual Provisioning Methods

Polycom provides five per-phone manual methods you can use to register Polycom devices with Skype for Business.

All manual provisioning methods set the Base Profile of a phone to Skype. The Base Profile is a feature on each Polycom phone that, when set to Skype, automatically provisions the phone with the default parameters required to work with Skype for Business.

When you use configuration files to provision the phones with Skype for Business, the phone Base Profile stays set to Generic. You do not need to set the Base Profile to Skype when provisioning with configuration files.

You can set the Base Profile of a phone to Skype in the following ways:
  • Set the Base Profile to Skype using an MKC method during phone startup. This is the fastest manual provisioning method.
  • Set the Base Profile to Skype during startup using the phone boot Setup menu.
  • Set the Base Profile to Skype using MKC during normal phone functioning.
  • Set the Base Profile to Skype from the phone's Settings menu during normal phone functioning.
  • Use the Polycom Web Configuration Utility to set the Base Profile from a web browser. This is particularly useful when working remotely.