The first step is to download the ISO image from here.Choose 32 bit or 64 bit depending on the hardware your installing on. You should then see the following screen: Type 1 and press Enter to install Asterisk 1.6 with the Free PBX gui.
You need to click that every time you make a configuration change so that the change can be committed to the system, and Asterisk can be reloaded so the changes can take effect. If you are doing this installation in a Virtual Machine I highly suggest you make a snapshot now that you can revert back to if something goes wrong.
If you don’t know what a Virtual Machine is then just disregard that last statement!
The installer will begin to load and if the hard disk has not been formatted yet it will ask if you would like to initialze the hard drive. You will then see a screen that gives you partitioning options for your hard drive.
If you are only using this computer for Asterisk Now then choose: “Remove all partitions on selected drives and create default layout”.
Your system should now be fully updated to Free PBX 2.9.
Now we can install the Endpoint Manager module that will be used to setup our Polycom phones.
When it is finished installing apply the configuration changes and reload. After the Free PBX Framework is updated select the basic and extended repositories, and check for updates online again.
This time click on the Upgrade All link to select all modules that need to be updated, and then click process. Now make sure the basic and exended repositories are selected and check for updates online again. Once it is finished updating the modules apply the changes and reload.
To do this click on the Administrators link in the Setup menu.
You will see a small list in the top left, one button says Add User and the other says admin.
Point your web browser to the address, click on the Free PBX Administration link, and log in with the user . Now for security purposes we need to change the admin user’s password.