User Guide for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace for Outlook Release 8.0
Getting Started
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Getting Started

Getting Started

About Installing and Configuring the Microsoft Outlook Plug-In

Before you can schedule Cisco Unified MeetingPlace meetings from Microsoft Outlook, you must install the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace for Microsoft Outlook plug-in on your computer. If you installed it correctly, you will see the MeetingPlace tab when you create a new meeting request in Microsoft Outlook. You use this tab to access the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace scheduling form.

Your system administrator may have already installed the Microsoft Outlook plug-in on your system. To see if the Microsoft Outlook plug-in is installed, open Microsoft Outlook and create a meeting request. If you do not see the MeetingPlace tab, your system is not configured to schedule Cisco Unified MeetingPlace meetings from Microsoft Outlook.

Depending on your settings, you may be able to download the Microsoft Outlook plug-in from a Cisco Unified MeetingPlace server.


The Cisco Unified MeetingPlace options offered by your organization may differ from the options described here.

Downloading the Microsoft Outlook Plug-In

Before You Begin
  • Close all Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Office applications.

  • Open a web browser.

  • Sign in to Cisco Unified MeetingPlace. You cannot download the plug-in unless you are signed in as a profiled user.

Step 1   Select Schedule from Outlook—Download Outlook Plugin.

The system displays the File Download—Security Warning window.

Step 2   Select Save.
Step 3   Select a location for the Microsoft Outlook plug-in installation program, then select Save.
Step 4   Go to the location where you saved the installation program.
Step 5   Double-click setup.exe.
Step 6   Select OK to start the installation.
Step 7   Select OK when the installation is complete.
Step 8   Restart Microsoft Outlook.

Troubleshooting Tips

If you are unable to download the Microsoft Outlook plug-in, contact your system administrator.

Adding or Editing a Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Server

The Microsoft Outlook plug-in comes preconfigured with a default server. Complete this procedure to add or edit the server information.

Before You Begin
  • Install the Microsoft Outlook plug-in.

  • Sign in to Microsoft Outlook.

Step 1   Select Tools > Options....
Step 2   Select the MeetingPlace tab.
Step 3   Do one of the following:
  • Select Add to add a server.
  • Highlight the server name and select Edit to edit a server.
Step 4   Enter or change the following information:
  • Enter a name for the server in the Name field. Make this a name that is easy for you to remember. It does not have to be the actual name of the server.
  • In the Server URL field, enter the URL of the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace server that you want to use to schedule your meetings. It should be in the format http://<hostname>/outlook/mp where <hostname> is the name of the server.
Step 5   Select OK twice.

Troubleshooting Tips

Contact your system administrator if you do not know the hostname or URL of your Cisco Unified MeetingPlace server.