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Windows 2000 Phone Dialer Command Line Switches or other idea?


Ive seen this all over the web but no answers.....

Want to call Phone Dialer from a script of some sort , any suggestions...? I know I can call tapi functions but i dont want to program an api or anything ( am not a dev)....
Anyone come up with any kind of soloution ( not 3rd paty app) to do this?

thanks in advance

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Windows does not come with a command prompt util for dialing phone devices out of the box. Although Linux and other OS's allow PPP connections to be initiated from the CLI, Windows does not have this functionality.

Instead you will have to install some software, which will allow your DOS prompt to access the modem. Although this is "third party" it is not a GUI "click here to dial". It will provide you with the DOS commands to use the modem:


This is a very small app (> 100K) and is scriptable from the DOS prompt.
sgriffinAuthor Commented:
Hi , this is actually a TAPI connection to a Cisco 7940 IP Phone...
Will try your app and see :-)

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