This document describes a method to control the agent state after the
agent does not answer a call in a Cisco IP Contact Center (IPCC) Express
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How do I put an agent in the "Ready" state when the agent does not answer
For Cisco IPCC Express 3.x:
When an agent does not answer a call, the default setting is to put the
agent in the Not Ready state. The agent must click the
Ready button in order to become available again. The
parameter controls this setting. This parameter is a part of the
SubsystemRmCm.properties file, which resides in the
C:\Program Files\wfavvid directory by default, as shown in
Figure 1 – The 'com.cisco.wf.subsystems.rmcm.agentUnavailRNA' Parameter
Complete these steps in order to change this setting:
Use a text editor, for example, Notepad, in order to open the
Change the value of the
parameter to false. The system puts an agent back in the
Ready state if the agent does not answer the
Restart the CRA engine.
Note: This modification changes the setting for all agents. You cannot
configure the setting differently for the individual agents because support for
this feature is not available. In an extreme situation, if there is only one
agent in the Ready state, the specific call, which the lone
agent did not answer previously, continues to queue to the lone agent in a
recursive manner until the agent answers the call or logs out.
For Cisco IPCC Express 4.x:
Complete these steps in order to place an agent in the
Ready state when the agent does not answer a call:
Note: It is not recommended to change the Agent State after Ring No Answer
option to Ready since it can result in loops.
Run Cisco CRS Administration.
Click the System tab in the menu bar. See arrow A in
Click System Parameters in the drop-down box. See
arrow B in Figure 2.
Figure 2 – IPCC Express System Parameters
For the Agent State after Ring No Answer option, click the
Ready radio button. See arrow A in Figure
Note: By default the Not Ready radio button is
Figure 3 – IPCC Express System Parameters Configuration
Click Update at the bottom of the System Parameters
Configuration page. See arrow A in Figure 4.
Figure 4 – IPCC Express System Parameters Configuration Update
The Agent State after Ring No Answer determines the state of an agent
after a Ring No Answer event.
Ready—If an agent does not answer a call, the Agent
State is set to Ready.
Not Ready (default)—If an agent does not answer a
call, the Agent State is set to Not
How do I troubleshoot when an agent is unable to change to the "Ready"
A. Complete these steps in order to resolve this issue:
Remove the phone from the RMJTAPI user.
Add the phone back to the RMJTAPI user.
How do I put the agent in the "Not Ready" state when the agent phone is
on a call?
A. You can achieve this with any of these methods:
When on a call, the agent can proactively click the
not-ready icon before the call is dropped. In this case, the
next call in the queue does not ring his desktop.
The agent can place the caller on hold, get on the second line, and
pickup the parked call.
You can increase the wrap-up time to 10-15 seconds, which allows each
agent enough time to get change the state to not ready in the
The agent can allow the call to ring and wait for the resource
time-out after which the CAD window goes into the not ready
state, and the call is either redirected to the next available agent or is
queued if no agents are available.