Cisco Unity

Unity Error Message: Failed Synchronizing Directory Object, Error: 0x80040E2F

Document ID: 100466

Updated: Jan 14, 2008



This document explains the workaround for the Cisco Unity error message: Failed synchronizing directory object. Error: 0x80040E2F.



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Components Used

The information in this document is based on Cisco Unity 4.x.

The information in this document was created from the devices in a specific lab environment. All of the devices used in this document started with a cleared (default) configuration. If your network is live, make sure that you understand the potential impact of any command.


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This event log error message displays on a Cisco Unity server:

Event Type:        Error
Event Source:      CiscoUnity_DirChangeWriter
Event Category:    Error
Event ID:          1048
Date:              2007/11/30
Time:              16:04:22
User:              N/A
Computer:          UNITY001
Failed synchronizing directory object.
Directory ID: 6771234C2F2FC4FA1ADBEB7D06C9CB5
Error: 0x80040E2F


Complete these steps in order to resolve this error message:

  1. Go to the Cisco Unity server and choose Start > Programs > Microsoft SQL Server > Enterprise Manager.

  2. Choose Microsoft SQL Servers > SQL Server Group > Your Unity server_name > Databases > UnityDB > Tables.

  3. In the right pane, scroll down to locate and then right-click on the GlobalLocation table. Then choose Open Table > Return all rows.

  4. From the SQL Global Location table, delete the DirectoryID, which is 6771234C2F2FC4FA1ADBEB7D06C9CB5 in this case.

  5. Choose Cisco Unity Tools Depot > Diagnostics Tools, and double-click DohPropTest.

  6. Click GC Monitor, and choose TotalResync.

Related Information

Updated: Jan 14, 2008
Document ID: 100466