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Error with 3CX TAPI Driver + Windows Dialer.exe

Discussion in 'Windows' started by tbphoneguru, Jun 6, 2016.

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  1. tbphoneguru

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    Hello 3CX Community!

    I have a weird behavior with the newest 3CX TAP Driver in combination with Windows dial.exe and need some help.

    My System:
    OS: Windows 10x64
    Softphone: 3CX Phone for Windows (14.0.49169.0)
    3CX Plugins (TAPI Driver): Newest version from the Website

    Tested with different Office Versions:
    Office 2010 x86
    Office 2013 x86
    Office 2016 x86

    I know there is also a Office Plugin available but I need a working TAPI Driver for use with other Software.

    3CX Phone + TAPI Driver without Office Installation:
    After Dialing a number (tried different number formats) --> Error: Internal error occurred in Phone Dialler. Quit and restart Phone Dialler.

    Office 2010:
    Calls out of Outlook works like it should - no problems

    Office 2013 and 2016:
    When I dial a Number from my Outlook Adressbook - the dialer opens - when i click on "start call" I get an internal error with the hint to reopen the dialer - after that my office freezes - im also not able to restart the TapiSrv service under services.msc. A complete System reboot is the only solution to continiue working with Outlook.

    I use the exact same configuration as with the working Office 2010 Installation.

    It would be very nice if someone has a solution for this problem.
    Thank you in advance!
     
  2. NickD_3CX

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    I have not heard of this before personally, but I would recommend initially:
    - Doing all Windows Updates.
    - Uninstalling any AV software, at least temporarily.

    If this does not solve the issue, the check the following file: C:\ProgramData\3CXPhone for Windows\PhoneApp\3CXWin8Phone.user.config

    In that file there should be a line similar to this: <add key="CRMPlugin" value="CallTriggerCmdPlugin"/>

    If you do not see a ",3CXPhoneTapiPlugin" in that line, add it manually, so in the above example, the line would become: <add key="CRMPlugin" value="CallTriggerCmdPlugin,3CXPhoneTapiPlugin"/>

    Save the file and make sure you restart the 3CXPhone app.
     
  3. tbphoneguru

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    Thank you for the quick reply!

    The entry in the config file was the solution for my problem. :D
    I tested everything in 3 VMs with a fresh windows 10, ms office and 3CX Phone+Tapi installation - nothing else was installed.

    The working VM with Office 2010 installed had the config entry but the VMs with Office 2013 + 2016 hasn't.
    Could it be a bug of the installer?

    Greetings!
     
  4. NickD_3CX

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    I believe this is a permissions issue where the installer in some cases cannot modify that specific file. For this reason I would recommend always installing the 3CX Plugins with 3CXPhone closed and run the installer with right-click "Run as Admin", just to be sure.
     
  5. AlanM

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    Like tbphoneguru, I have the same issue with Outlook 2016, 3CX v15 SP2. I have tried the suggestion offered by NickD but do not even see a line in the config file mentioning plugins. The name of the config file in my installation is
    "3CXWin8Phone.exe.config" which is different than "...user.config"

    It has been awhile since I used the call feature from Outlook, but the last time I did it worked. I believe that was 3CX v.12.5 and Outlook 2010.

     
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