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Self-managed Windows

This guide is for Windows computers that are managed by local IT support staff or self-managed.

If you are using a Managed Staff Desktop (CONNECT) from IT Services then please read Getting Started with Chorus on the Managed Staff Desktop (CONNECT).

 1. Set up a Chorus password and PIN

  • Before installing Chorus, you need to set a Chorus password and PIN.
  • Visit the registration page at and follow the instructions to create your password and voicemail PIN.
  • Take note of your OpenScape username as well.  This is in the format SSO-sip.

 2. Install the Unify OpenScape software

  • If Microsoft Outlook is open, close it before continuing.
  • Visit in your web browser, authenticate with your Oxford SSO credentials. You must be on the Oxford University network to access this page: if you're on Eduroam or are working outside the University, visit this page for information on VPN connections.
  • Go to the Windows section of the page and download the installer. It is compatible with all versions of Windows 7 and 8.1.
  • Run the downloaded installer and follow the instructions to install OpenScape.
  • When prompted, enter your UC credentials. These are:

UC account – your OpenScape username from Step 1.

UC password – your Chorus password, as set in Step 1.

         login screen

          Click ‘Next’. You will be notified when the installer completes.

 3. Connect to Chorus

  • Run the OpenScape Desktop Client from your Start menu or the desktop shortcut.  You should be logged in without having to enter credentials.
  • If you are prompted for login credentials, use the UC username and password you configured in step 1.
  • When the login process is complete, you will be able to use your soft phone.
  • If you're still having trouble, please log an incident by emailing

Written by IT Services. Latest revision 2 April 2020