When you try to do a bulk import for new Cisco Unity subscribers who use the Cisco Unity Bulk Import Tool, the Unable to retrieve a list of domains from Active Directory error message is received.
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When you try to import new subscribers with the Cisco Unity Bulk Import Tool, this error message is received:
Unable to retrieve a list of domains from Active Directory. Please ensure that Cisco
Unity was installed and configured correctly.
Complete these steps in order to resolve this issue:
Ensure that the AvDSAD and AvDSGlobalCatalog services are running.
Verify that the HKLM\Software\Active Voice\DirectoryConnectors\DirSynchGlobalCatalog\1.00\Directory registry key points to the correct global catalog.
The global catalog server under Tools Depot should be set to the DefaultGlobalCatalogServer value.
This issue can also occur due to a Domain Name System (DNS) problem, which can be fixed if you make sure the DNS settings on the Cisco Unity points to the ROOT DNS server (or local DNS) and not the corporate directory DNS server. Refer to Basic DNS Troubleshooting for Cisco Unity Servers for information on how to troubleshoot DNS-related issues in Cisco Unity.