Guide – How To Start – YATE Telephony VoIP Engine Server on Windows 2016

YATE is a telephony engine aimed to create a telephony server that performs well enough to deal with PBX requirements and also flexible enough for complex Gateway and IVR solutions.

This is a quick deployment and ready-to-run image.
Simple and rapid installation. Easy to maintain.

Configuration and launching YATE Telephony VoIP Engine Server on Windows 2016

  1. Launch and connect to the VM via RDP connection
  2. To add users who can make calls, you have to edit the “regfile.conf” file (or create if it is missing). To do this, go to the C:\Program Files(x86)\Yate\conf.d.
  3. Locate the “regfile.conf.sample” file and make a copy of it. Rename a copy of the file to “regfile.conf”.


  1. Open the file with a text editor and add the following lines after the [general] line



Where username1 and username2 is the user name, test1 and test2 are the passwords for the account.


  1. In order for the changes to take effect, open the task manager by right clicking on the “task bar” and select “Task Manager”.
  2. Go to the “Services” tab.
  3. Find the service “yate” at the bottom.
  4. Right click on it and select “Restart”.


  1. To check the call, launch Yate Client using the desktop shortcut.
  2. The “Add account Wizard” window will open. Close it by clicking “Close”.


  1. At the top of the application, click “Yate” -> “Add account.


  1. Fill in the Username and Password fields with the data of the user that you previously specified in the “regfile.conf” file.
  2. In the Server field, specify *vm_ip*:5060.
  3. The remaining fields can be left empty. Then press “OK” to save.
  4. To check the call, you need to install Yate Client on another PC. Download it from the following link – Download and run.


  1. Repeat steps from 9 to 14 in Yate Client on your local computer.
  2. Now you can make a test call. To do this, open the Yate Client on a remote or local PC, and go to the “Telephony” tab.
  3. Enter the username from another PC and click “Call” in the field for the number.



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