This command is not available whilst a configuration is loaded. When used, it allows the operating mode of a IP Office Basic Edition system to be changed to IP Office Essential Edition.

For IP Office Release 8.0 and higher, for a system to operate in IP Office Essential Edition it must have an Essential Mode license in it configuration. IP Office Essential Edition systems without this license will not provide any telephony functions.

If this is an existing system, it is recommended that you first use Manager to receives and save a copy of the current configuration locally using Save Configuration As.

This process does not default the security settings of the system.

If this command is used on a system that includes components not supported by the IP Office Essential Edition (currently IP500 ETR6 base cards for ETR phones), the system will restart but those components will be disabled.

! Automatic Conversion to IP Office Essential Edition
This process can be applied automatically when a configuration for a new or defaulted system running in IP Office Basic Edition is loaded. This is done by selecting the Default to Standard mode option in the Manager Preferences. Only select this option if the only systems you expect to install are IP Office Essential Edition systems.