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The 3CX IP PBX Tutorial

By : Robert Lloyd, Matthew M. Landis, Matthew M Landis
Book Image

The 3CX IP PBX Tutorial

By: Robert Lloyd, Matthew M. Landis, Matthew M Landis

Overview of this book

Traditional PBX systems have often been expensive and proprietary. With 3CX, you can now create an easy-to-use, complete, and cost-effective phone system on Microsoft Windows. This practical guide offers the insight that a reader needs to exploit the potential that 3CX has to offer.This practical hands-on book covers everything you need to know about designing, installing and customizing 3CX to create an all-inclusive phone system. It takes a real-world approach that walks you through all aspects of 3CX and its features. From installing the software, to backing things up, to understanding what hardware you need – this book covers it all.The 3CX IP PBX Tutorial will take you from knowing very little about VoIP to almost expert level with detailed how-tos on every aspect of 3CX. Starting with the basics, and covering the free version of 3CX as well as the more advanced features of the Enterprise version, you will learn it all.In other words, this book covers numerous topics such as installation and configuration of 3CX, choosing a VoIP Provider, integration of a trunk into 3CX, the commonly used 3CX hardware, and backing up your phone system.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
The 3CX IP PBX Tutorial
About the Authors
About the Reviewer

Starting the install

Now we will get started on installing 3CX, which we will do by clicking on the install file that you previously downloaded. Usually, this file is named something like 3CXPhoneSystemXX.exe, where XX is the version number.

The requirements screen

The very first screen you'll see when installing 3CX is the requirements screen, as shown in the following screenshot. We've already talked about these requirements, but let me stop here and emphasize that these are requirements. If you proceed and one of these requirements is not met, you will run into problems moving ahead. Click Next:

The recommendations screen

The next screen that we will see is the recommendations screen. If you haven't met all of these recommendations, you will still be able to continue. To make life easier, I would use Internet Explorer. Using Cassini instead of IIS might actually be simpler for a small install. Click Next:

The EUL Agreement

The End-User License Agreement (EULA) screen reminds us that 3CX...