Configuration Guide for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Release 8.6
Troubleshooting the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Server
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Troubleshooting the Web Server

Table Of Contents

Troubleshooting the Web Server

How to Resolve Test Server Configuration Problems

Error Messages

How to Resolve Authentication Problems

LDAP Authentication Problem

Windows Authentication Problem

Adding a URL String to Internet Explorer's Trusted Zone

Modifying Internet Explorer's Internet Zone to Automatically Pass Windows Credentials

How to Resolve Failed Server Issues

Cannot Start the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Master Service

Server Crashes When the Remote Storage Location is Interrupted

How to Resolve Problems With Disk Space

Error Message: Operation Failed

How to Resolve Problems When Joining a Meeting

No One Can Join

Some Users Cannot Join the Meeting

Cannot Join Due to MPAgent Problem

Cannot Join Due to Session Problems

How to Resolve Problems When Finding a Meeting

Error Message: Template Cannot Be Found

How to Resolve Problems With Recordings

No Recording Space Available

Recording Files Not Appearing on the Web

Scheduling a Test Meeting to Check the Audio Conversion Process

Tinny Buzz on WMA Recordings

Audio and Video Playback Not Synchronized

Error: Access is Denied

Cannot Access Meeting Recordings When Using Remote Storage

Disabling ACL Authorization at the Server Level

Disabling ACL Authorization at the Plug-In Level

Cannot Play Windows Media Recordings

Troubleshooting Problems with Recordings in Windows Media Format

Recordings Stuck in "Processing Now" State

How to Resolve Problems With Secure Sockets Layer

Security Warnings


Troubleshooting the Web Server



Note This topic does not apply to deployments in which users schedule meetings from the Cisco WebEx site. For information about Cisco WebEx integration deployments, see the Planning Guide for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/ps5664/ps5669/
products_implementation_design_guides_list.html
.


This module explains how to troubleshoot common problems that can occur when configuring and maintaining the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Server.

How to Resolve Test Server Configuration Problems

How to Resolve Authentication Problems

How to Resolve Failed Server Issues

How to Resolve Problems With Disk Space

How to Resolve Problems When Joining a Meeting

How to Resolve Problems When Finding a Meeting

How to Resolve Problems With Recordings

How to Resolve Problems With Secure Sockets Layer

How to Resolve Test Server Configuration Problems

Error Messages

Error Messages

Error Message    Correct configuration.

Explanation    The IP address or DNS name for Hostname [Home Page] and Hostname [Web Conferencing] are specified correctly.


Note The Hostname [Web Conferencing] field appears only if you upgraded from Release 7.0 to Release 8.0.


Error Message    Sorry unable to resolve Homepage IP address/hostname using nslookup.

Explanation    The system is unable to reach the DNS name or IP address that you configured for Hostname [Home Page].

Recommended Action    Complete the following procedure to change your entry for Hostname [Home Page].


Step 1 Sign in to the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace web user portal.

Step 2 Click Admin > Web Server.

Step 3 From the "View" section of the page, click the name of the web server that you want to configure.

This populates the "Edit" section of the page with predefined settings.

Step 4 Edit the entry for Hostname [Home Page].

Step 5 Restart the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Master Service.


Error Message    Sorry unable to resolve Webconference IP address/hostname using 
nslookup. 

Note This error message may appear only if you upgraded from Release 7.0 to Release 8.0.


Explanation    The system is unable to reach the DNS name or IP address that you configured for Hostname [Web Conferencing].

Recommended Action    Complete the following procedure to change your entry for Hostname [Web Conferencing].


Step 1 Sign in to the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace web user portal.

Step 2 Click Admin > Web Server.

Step 3 From the "View" section of the page, click the name of the web server that you want to configure.

This populates the "Edit" section of the page with predefined settings.

Step 4 Edit the entry for Hostname [Web Conferencing].

Step 5 Restart the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Master Service.


Error Message    Incorrect configuration, might want to switch homepage and webconf IP 
addresses.

Explanation    It is possible that you switched the IP address or DNS name entries for Hostname [Home Page] and Hostname [Web Conferencing], the latter of which appears only if you upgraded from Release 7.0 to Release 8.0.

Recommended Action    Complete "How to Switch the Order of IP Addresses on the Web Server".

Related Topics

Stopping, Starting, or Restarting the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Master Service

How to Resolve Authentication Problems

LDAP Authentication Problem

Windows Authentication Problem

LDAP Authentication Problem

Problem   The Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Server is configured for LDAP authentication, but users are not being properly authenticated.

Solution   Check the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace eventlog. LDAP messages appear in the eventlog every time an authentication is performed. If the authentication is successful, you will see a message such as the following: LDAP Authenticated user: <username>

If the authentication fails, one of the following error messages will be logged in the eventlog.

Error Message    LDAP could not find user: <username>

Explanation    The user was not found (LDAP_NO_SUCH_OBJECT).

Error Message    LDAP could not authenticate user: <username>

Explanation    User had bad credentials (LDAP_INVALID_CREDENTIALS); this is typically caused by using the wrong password.

Error Message    ldap_simple_bind_s failed with error <hexadecimal number>

Explanation    This message is logged when the authentication fails for any other reason besides user not found or bad credentials. The hexadecimal number in the error code indicates the failure reason. Descriptions of the hexadecimal codes can be found at http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa367014.aspx.

Related Topics

Using the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Eventlog

Windows Authentication Problem

Problem   Internet Explorer prompts me for my Windows sign-in information when I try to access Cisco Unified MeetingPlace even though I am already signed in to my computer with my domain Windows account.

Possible Cause    You configured Windows authentication but used an IP address or FQDN when setting your Web Server Hostname [Home Page] parameter. If the server name in a URL request to the Web Server contains any periods, such as the dots in an IP address or a FQDN, the request is automatically routed to Internet Explorer's Internet Zone, which is configured to not pass Windows credentials to the Web Server.

Recommended Action    Add the URL string for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace to Internet Explorer's Trusted Zone or modify Internet Explorer's Internet Zone to automatically pass Windows credentials and sign users in to a website.

Related Topics

Adding a URL String to Internet Explorer's Trusted Zone

Modifying Internet Explorer's Internet Zone to Automatically Pass Windows Credentials

Adding a URL String to Internet Explorer's Trusted Zone

This is the preferred method for working around Internet Explorer's Internet Zone configuration.


Caution If you choose this workaround, you must apply this change to all end user computers.

Procedure


Step 1 Open Internet Explorer.

Step 2 Select Tools > Internet Options.

Step 3 Click the Security tab.

Step 4 Click Trusted Zone.

Step 5 Click Edit.

Step 6 Add the URL of your Web Server in the Trusted Sites window.

For example, if you set your Web Server Hostname [Home Page] parameter to abc.company.com, then enter http://abc.company.com in the list of trusted websites and click Add.

Step 7 Click OK.


Related Topics

Changing the Web Server Hostname From an IP Address to a Hostname

Modifying Internet Explorer's Internet Zone to Automatically Pass Windows Credentials


Caution If you choose this workaround, you must apply this change to all end-user computers.

Procedure


Step 1 Open Internet Explorer.

Step 2 Select Tools > Internet Options.

Step 3 Click the Security tab.

Step 4 Click Internet Zone > Custom Level.

The Security Settings window displays.

Step 5 Scroll down to the User Authentication section.

Step 6 Click Authenticate Logon with Current Username and Password for Logon.

Step 7 Click OK.


How to Resolve Failed Server Issues

When restoring failed servers, users will experience about a five-minute delay before the system regains full functionality.

Cannot Start the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Master Service

Server Crashes When the Remote Storage Location is Interrupted

Cannot Start the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Master Service

Problem   A Web Server fails and then does not come back up. Cannot start Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Master Service.

Possible Cause    You configured remote storage for your Web Server using a Windows account that does not have administrator privileges.

Recommended Action    Reinstall the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Server software.

Recommended Action    Complete the following steps to manually remove the remote storage entries from the SQL database tables. This will allow you to start the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Master Service and reconfigure remote storage using an account that has administrator privileges on the Web Server.


Step 1 Open SQL Server Enterprise Manager.

Click Start > Programs > Microsoft SQL Server > Enterprise Manager.

Step 2 Navigate to the MPWEB database.

Click the + signs next to SQL Server Group > local > Databases > MPWEB to open the appropriate directory trees.

Step 3 Click Tables in the MPWEB directory.

A list of tables opens in the right pane.

Step 4 Right-click Site in the right pane.

Step 5 Select Open table > Return all rows.

The Site database table displays.

Step 6 Scroll to the right and set all entries in the following columns to <NULL>:

SvcStartAsDomain

SvcStartAsUsername

SvcStartAsPassword


Note Sometimes the column entries appear to be blank after you enter <NULL>. This is okay.


The remaining steps are applicable only if you upgraded from Release 7.0 to Release 8.0.

Step 7 Navigate to the MPWEB slave database in the left pane of the SQL Server Enterprise Manager.

Click the + signs next to SQL Server Group > local > Databases > MPWEB_XXXX_XXXX to open the appropriate directory trees.

Step 8 Click Tables in the MPWEB_XXXX_XXXX directory.

A list of tables opens in the right pane.

Step 9 Right-click PPS_CONFIG in the right pane.

Step 10 Select Open table > Return all rows.

The PPS_CONFIG database table displays.

Step 11 Delete the row that contains the NAME config-shared-storage.


Related Topics

Configuring Remote Storage

Server Crashes When the Remote Storage Location is Interrupted

This topic applies only if you upgraded from Release 7.0 to Release 8.0.

Problem   The Web Server crashes when network access to the remote storage location is interrupted.

Solution   Restore access to the remote storage location.

Related Topics

Configuring Remote Storage

How to Resolve Problems With Disk Space

Error Message: Operation Failed

Error Message: Operation Failed

Problem   I see this error message on the Web Server: [1228] Operation Failed. Currently on Web Server X, SQLServer Loadtest, MPServer Y.

I then see this error message in the Eventlog window: The log file for database MPWEB is full. Back up the transaction log for the database to free up some log space.

Possible Cause    It is likely that the SQL database files are too large and that users are unable to sign in to the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace web user portal.

Recommended Action    Complete the following procedure.


Step 1 Go to SQL Enterprise Manager.

Step 2 Select the database Properties page.

Step 3 Select Options > Auto Shrink.

Step 4 Set the database recovery model to Simple or perform a backup of the log.



Note For all SQL databases, both local and remote, set the database recovery model to Simple and not to Full. You may need to do this manually. For more information, see http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/
ps5664/ps5669/products_tech_note09186a0080309e28.shtml
.


How to Resolve Problems When Joining a Meeting

No One Can Join

Some Users Cannot Join the Meeting

Cannot Join Due to MPAgent Problem

Cannot Join Due to Session Problems

No One Can Join

Problem   No one can join the web conference.

Possible Cause    The problem is probably related to the Web Server. For example, a Windows service is down.

Solution   To troubleshoot this problem:

1. Make sure the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Master Service is running on the Web Server. For more information about this service, see Stopping, Starting, or Restarting the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Master Service.

2. If there is a problem with a Windows service, go to the \Cisco Systems\MPWeb\datasvc directory and run dcdiags.bat as soon as possible to generate a server log.

3. Check the Eventlog for any messages related to the Web Server. Report any major errors to your Cisco support representative.

4. Check the Windows Event Viewer and Application log, for any errors related to the Windows server.

See the following sections for additional details:

Some Users Cannot Join the Meeting

Cannot Join Due to MPAgent Problem

Cannot Join Due to Session Problems

How to Resolve Problems When Finding a Meeting

Error Message: Template Cannot Be Found

Some Users Cannot Join the Meeting

Problem   Some users are able to join the web conference but others are not.

Solution   Make sure that those who are unable to join have the following:

Network connectivity (that is, are they connected through a switch or a hub?)

Internet access

If users have network connectivity and Internet access, complete the following checks:

Make sure that users can view the Connect button from the Meeting Information page.

Determine if users are attending the web conference over a network or dial-up connection. If users are attending on a dial-up connection, it is possible that the Web Server is disconnecting them because their connection is too slow.

If external users are accessing the Web Server through a proxy server, it is possible that you configured the proxy server in a way that does not allow access to the web conference. For proxy server requirements, see Proxy Servers.

Cannot Join Due to MPAgent Problem

Error Message    MPAgent is not available, please try again later.

Explanation    The Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Agent Service is either down or not responding.

Recommended Action    Stop and restart the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Master Service.


Note Running some services, such as MPAgent, can use as much as 90 percent of your CPU. Fortunately, these services run at a low priority so the CPU spikes do not impact important system functions.


Related Topics

Stopping, Starting, or Restarting the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Master Service

Cannot Join Due to Session Problems

Error Message    Session is stale.

Explanation    You signed in to Cisco Unified MeetingPlace from a different location than the one you originally used and the system disconnected your first browser connection. If you then go back to the first browser, you will receive a "stale session" notification.

Explanation    You signed in to Cisco Unified MeetingPlace, but did not participate in the session for over an hour. The system disconnected you to free some room for new users and informs you that your session is stale.

Recommended Action    Cisco Unified MeetingPlace keeps session information about each user who connects to the home page to find, schedule, or update a meeting or configure account settings. The session information is kept for a minimum of one hour from your last session up to a maximum of 24 hours. Close the connection with the stale session and try to connect again.

Error Message    Your session has expired. You need to sign in again.

Explanation    It is possible that you have Content Advisor enabled on your browser. Cisco Unified MeetingPlace does not support Content Advisor. If Content Advisor is enabled, the following scenario will occur:

1. User tries to access Cisco Unified MeetingPlace and a Content Advisor window displays.

2. User clicks Always Allow This Web Site to Be Viewed.

3. User then signs in and clicks Remember Me.

4. When the user clicks an option tab, such as Schedule Meeting, Attend Meeting and so on, the user receives an error message.

Recommended Action    Complete the following.


Step 1 Verify that Content Advisor is disabled:

a. Open your browser.

b. Go to Tools > Internet Options > Content > Content Advisor.

c. Disable Content Advisor.

Step 2 Try to access the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace home page again.


How to Resolve Problems When Finding a Meeting

Error Message: Template Cannot Be Found

Error Message: Template Cannot Be Found

Problem   While trying to find a meeting, the following error message appears: Template cannot be found.

Solution   Verify that the template file specified in the error message or error page exists in the drive:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\MPWeb\Template directory.

If the template does exist, make sure that the directory permissions allow the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Server software to access the template files, that is, set the Everyone group with full access permissions and then restrict who is a member of that group.

If the templates are not in the \Template directory, re-install the template files.


Caution If a reinstall is run, any customized files that are not read-only are overwritten.

How to Resolve Problems With Recordings

No Recording Space Available

Recording Files Not Appearing on the Web

Tinny Buzz on WMA Recordings

Audio and Video Playback Not Synchronized

Error: Access is Denied

Cannot Access Meeting Recordings When Using Remote Storage

Cannot Play Windows Media Recordings

Recordings Stuck in "Processing Now" State

No Recording Space Available

Problem   User hears a prompt stating that no recording space is available.

Possible Cause    The "No recording space available" prompt plays when there are issues starting up a recording leg. One example of when this occurs is when someone attempts to start a recording when recording resources are all used up.

Recommended Action    Add additional blades if your system is a Hardware Media Server (HMS) system or add additional virtual machines if your system is an Electronic Media Server (EMS) system.

Recommended Action    Wait before trying to start recording again.

Possible Cause    The Recording/Streaming Service (RSS) is not running.

Recommended Action    Verify the issue by using the Application Server CLI to show the service is stopped:

[root@application-server ~]# mpx_sys status 
...
rss is stopped...
...
 
   

To try to get the service running again:

[root@application-server ~]# service mpx_rssctrl start 
Starting MeetingPlace Recording/Streaming Service:         [  OK  ]
[root@application-server ~]# 

Possible Cause    There are no more ports available to turn on recording.

Recommended Action    Check the license setting and available ports. You can check ports in use by using the `CSTest -s' CLI command on the Application Server.

Related Topics

Audio and Video Recording Resources and Port Usage

Recording Files Not Appearing on the Web

Problem   When the user goes to the Past Meetings page in the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace web user portal, the icon for a recording does not appear.

Possible Cause    In comparison with other Cisco Unified MeetingPlace services, the Audio Service conversion process takes a lower priority. Therefore, during the peak hours of Cisco Unified MeetingPlace usage, audio files are converted and posted at a much slower rate. On an idle system, a recording can be accessible in minutes, while during peak hour activity it can take hours.

Recommended Action    Give the system some time to do the conversions. If you are still experiencing problems, complete the following checks:

Go to the Windows Services option (Start > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services) and verify that the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Replication Service and the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Service are running.

Schedule a test meeting to check the audio conversion process. The success or failure of this test will give you more information as to the cause of your problem. See Scheduling a Test Meeting to Check the Audio Conversion Process.

Possible Cause    The conversion control is not set properly.

Recommended Action    Make sure that the recording files are configured to convert properly by checking the Admin > Audio Conversion page on the Web Server.

Possible Cause    The recording file has not completed its conversion process.

Recommended Action    Make sure that verbose logging on the Web Server is on then verify the progression of the recording file conversion as indicated by the following example.


Note You can only confirm the existence of a recording file on the Application Server within 24 hours (plus time for the 2AM deletion task to run) of the recording. After 24 hours, the file is removed from the Application Server.


Example:

Step 1 Start with the Application Server.

[mpxadmin@application-server ~]$ mtginfo -m <Meeting ID> | more
 
   

Step 2 Look for ReadConf of 0x36 (54.)

Step 3 Now go to the conference folder 54 as seen below.

[mpxadmin@application-server conf]$ pwd
/opt/cisco/meetingplace/afs/conf/000054
[mpxadmin@application-server conf]$ ls -l -t
total 96
drwxrwxr-x  2 mpxadmin mpx 4096 May  9 08:07 000054 

Tip 54 will be used for the directory name on the Windows server for the storage of the recording.


Step 4 If a recording occurred, you will see a recorded file named av_rec.mp4.

Step 5 Use the record_file_info command to view the file and check that it is valid and not corrupt.

The file indicates that it is an audio and video recording with specifics about the recording:

[mpxadmin@application-server 000054]$ ls
att_20.dat  av_rec.mp4  conf_8888 (8888 is the conf ID from the web schedule page)
[mpxadmin@application-server 000054]$ record_file_info av_rec.mp4 
av_rec.mp4:
Track   Type    Info
1       audio   G.711 uLaw, 22.616 secs, 64 kbps, 8000 Hz
2       video   H264 Baseline@3, 22.616 secs, 6 kbps, 352x288 @ 14.105058 fps
start 1:
Start time 09 May 2008 08:06:06.678 (1210345566)
Duration: 22.61 (180880, 8000) seconds
Audio Start Sample: 1
Video Start Sample: 1
[mpxadmin@application-server 000054]$ 
 
   

Step 6 This displays the export of the .mp4 file to the web replication service.

[root@application-server ~]# eventlog -G | grep "Export: conf" | grep 0054 | more
05/09 08:06:58.23         Export: conf/000054/av_rec.mp4
[root@application-server ~]# 
 
   

Step 7 Check the Web Server for the meeting recording.

The stored converted files for conference folder 54 (which match folder ID 54 on the Application Server) are located at: C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\MPWeb\Meeitngs\54

The files in this directory will have a name such as `MtgRec_<xyz>.abc'

Step 8 If verbose logging is on, check the log file for any reason why conversion may not have occurred.

You can find the log file at: C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\LogFiles\temp\MPWEB_LBJ_<date>

You can search the log file for the recorded file using the same name as in Step 7: `MtgRec_<xyz>.abc'


Scheduling a Test Meeting to Check the Audio Conversion Process

Procedure


Step 1 Open the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Server Eventlog.

a. From the Web Server, right-click the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace icon in the system tray.

b. Select eventlog.

Step 2 Schedule a test meeting.

Step 3 Join the meeting and start recording.

Step 4 Terminate the meeting after a few minutes.

Step 5 In the Eventlog window, or in the Gateway SIM log file, look for the recording conversion progress.


Tip See the example in Recording Files Not Appearing on the Web for an explanation of what the recording file name looks like in the log files.



Related Topics

Replication Service

Tinny Buzz on WMA Recordings

Problem   User hears a tinny buzz on WMA recordings.

Solution   Complete the following to select a higher bitrate WMA encoder profile. You will end up with higher quality audio playback but at the cost of larger WMA files.


Step 1 Launch a web browser and sign in to Cisco Unified MeetingPlace with a system administrator profile.

Step 2 Click Admin.

Step 3 Click Audio Conversion.

Step 4 Make sure that Convert to Windows Media Format is set to Yes.

Step 5 Enter a higher bitrate encoder profile for Windows Media Server Conversion Profile:

We recommend that you enter Windows Media Audio 8 for Dial-up Modem (CD quality, 64 Kbps).

For a list of other profiles, see the Windows Media Developer Center at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa390939(VS.85).aspx.

Step 6 Click Submit.


Audio and Video Playback Not Synchronized

Problem   The audio and video components of a recording playback are not timed properly.

Possible Cause    You are not using a supported tool for playback.

Recommended Action    Make sure that you are using the supported tool for recording playbacks. This release of Cisco Unified MeetingPlace supports the QuickTime player.

Possible Cause    Time is not synchronized between the Web Server and Application Server.

Recommended Action    Use NTP to synchronize time between the Web Server to the Application Server.

Related Topics

Time is Not Synchronized Between the Application Server and the Web Server

Recommendations for Time and Time Zone Configurations

Synchronizing the Time Between the Web Server and the NTP Server Via the Web Master Service and Windows Time Service

Error: Access is Denied

Problem   You click the icon to preview a recording on the Recordings page and you get an "Access is denied" error message.

Possible Cause    Remote storage is configured with the improper sign-in credentials.

Solution   Check the following:

1. Make sure that the services are running in "Administrator" account (or an account with Administrator credentials that also has credentials for remote storage).

2. Verify that the remote storage has the UNC path.

3. Are you able to access the UNC path from with the Web Server machine? If you have Cisco Security Agent enabled, make sure that it is not preventing the access.

Problem   A meeting was recorded on an external Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Server. When you try to access the recording from an internal Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Server, you see an "Access is denied" error message.


Note This topic applies only if you upgraded from Release 7.0 to Release 8.0.


Possible Cause    There is a configuration error such that the Hostname [Home Page] and Hostname [Web Conferencing] settings for the external Web Server are different from those configured on the internal Web Server. Specifically, the hostname fields have IP addresses configured on the external/internal web pages for the external server, and Hostnames on the other. Having different hostnames in the different configuration locations, even if they resolve to the same IP address, may also cause this problem to appear.

Solution   Reconfigure the internal and external Web Servers to both have either IP addresses or hostnames for the Hostname [Home Page] and Hostname [Web Conferencing] settings. As a workaround, the user can dismiss the "Access is denied" error message to access the recording.

Related Topics

Configuring Remote Storage

Cannot Access Meeting Recordings When Using Remote Storage

Problem   If you are using a non-default location for the meetings folder, for example, if you are using remote storage, and if the audio conversion is configured to convert to Windows Media Format and Windows Media Server is used (for streaming), then users cannot access meeting recordings from the Meeting Details > Attachments page. The system gives an error stating that a link to the audio recording does not exist.

Solution   Disable the Windows Media Server NTFS ACL authorization so that you can host remote content on a Windows Media Server publishing point. Complete one of the following tasks to disable ACL authorization either at the server level or at the plug-in level.

Disabling ACL Authorization at the Server Level

Disabling ACL Authorization at the Plug-In Level

Disabling ACL Authorization at the Server Level

Procedure


Step 1 Go to Start > Programs > Administrative Tools -> Windows Media Server on the Web Server.

Step 2 Select the local host on the left panel.

Step 3 Select the Properties tab on the right panel.

Step 4 Select the Authorization category.

Step 5 Disable the WMS NTFS ACL Authorization from Plug-In.

Step 6 Grant read permission on the remote server. If the server and remote share folder are in the same domain, grant the read permissions for the domain user who signs in to the Windows Media Server. If they are in the same workgroup, create the same users on both hosts.


Related Topics

Cannot Access Meeting Recordings When Using Remote Storage

Disabling ACL Authorization at the Plug-In Level

Disabling ACL Authorization at the Plug-In Level

Procedure


Step 1 Go to Start > Programs > Administrative Tools -> Windows Media Server on the Web Server.

Step 2 Double-click the host on the left panel.

Step 3 Double-click the publishing points on the left panel.

Step 4 Select the <Default> one (on-demand).

Step 5 Select the Properties tab.

Step 6 Select the Authorization from category on the right panel.

Step 7 Disable the WMS NTFS ACL Authorization from Plug-in.

Step 8 Grant read permission on the remote server. If the server and remote share folder are in the same domain, grant the read permissions for the domain user who logs on to the Windows Media Server. If they are in the same workgroup, create the same users on both hosts.


Related Topics

Cannot Access Meeting Recordings When Using Remote Storage

Disabling ACL Authorization at the Server Level

Cannot Play Windows Media Recordings

Problem   You cannot play Windows Media recordings.

Possible Cause    The Windows Media Server is not installed on the same Windows machine as the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Server software and the mount point location is incorrect. This affects how your meeting recordings stream.


Note When you are using Windows Media Server, make sure you only use your keyboard. You might encounter errors if you use the mouse.


Recommended Action    See your Windows Help for information about correcting the mount point location.

Possible Cause    Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) is turned on.

Recommended Action    Make sure that Windows Media file is turned on in Windows Media Player. See the "Troubleshooting Problems with Recordings in Windows Media Format" section.


Note If you are in an SSL environment when trying to play the WMA recording and see a popup message stating that a security problem has occurred, check with your IT department to make sure that the proper security certificate authentication exists on your client machine.


Troubleshooting Problems with Recordings in Windows Media Format

Procedure


Step 1 Open Windows Media Player.

Step 2 Select Tools > Options > File Types.

Step 3 Click Windows Media file (asf) so there is a checkmark next to it.

Step 4 Click OK and try playing your recording again.


Related Topics

If you continue to have problems, try verifying the checks in How to Resolve Problems With Recordings.

Recordings Stuck in "Processing Now" State

Problem   Recording page of past meeting is stuck in "Processing Now" state. The past meeting may still show up in today's find meeting page.

Possible Cause    You are completing a new installation or upgrade that requires connecting to a new AD server and synchronizing many user profiles that may delay conversions.

Recommended Action    None. The process of synchronizing many user profiles for the first time causes a delay in web activities.

Possible Cause    In comparison with other Cisco Unified MeetingPlace services, the Audio Service conversion process takes a lower priority. Therefore, during the peak hours of Cisco Unified MeetingPlace usage, audio files are converted and posted at a much slower rate. On an idle system, a recording can be accessible in minutes, while during peak hour activity it can take hours.

Recommended Action    Give the system some time to do the conversions.

How to Resolve Problems With Secure Sockets Layer

Security Warnings

Security Warnings

Problem   You see the following warning: Name does not match the certificate.

Possible Cause    It is possible that you did not define this Web Server properly.

Recommended Action    See Changing the Web Server Hostname From an IP Address to a Hostname.