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Release Notes for Cisco Unity ViewMail for Microsoft Outlook Release 4.0(2)
Revised May 21, 2003
These release notes contain requirements, download and installation instructions, and open and resolved caveats for Cisco Unity™ ViewMail for Microsoft Outlook Release 4.0(2).
ViewMail 4.0(2) is available on the ViewMail for Microsoft Outlook Software Download page at http://www.cisco.com/cgi-bin/tablebuild.pl/unity-vmo, so you do not have to download the entire Cisco Unity 4.0(2) CD that contains it.
ViewMail version 4.0(2) has been qualified for the following version combinations with Cisco Unity with Microsoft Exchange and the software on subscriber workstations that is required with ViewMail.
Table 1 Supported Version Combinations
Cisco Unity with
on Workstation 1
Windows NT 4.0,
Outlook 2002 (XP),
Note ViewMail does not support voice messages stored on an IBM Lotus Domino server, even if you use Microsoft Outlook 2002 Connector.
For a current list of all qualified version combinations of ViewMail, Cisco Unity with Exchange, and the software on subscriber workstations—including combinations qualified since the release of ViewMail version 4.0(2), and the support policy for software on subscriber workstations—refer to Compatibility Matrix: Cisco Unity and the Software on Subscriber Workstations at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/voicesw/ps2237/prod_pre_installation_guides_list.html.
•Any previously installed 2.4(6.x) version of ViewMail must be removed from subscriber workstations before ViewMail 4.0(2) is installed. See the "Removing a Previously Installed 2.4(6.x) Version of ViewMail" section.
•To install ViewMail, you must have local administrator rights on the subscriber workstation.
•Outlook should not be running and virus-scanning services should be disabled on subscriber workstations when ViewMail is installed.
Determining the ViewMail Version
To determine the ViewMail version in use
Step 1 In Outlook, on the Help menu, click About ViewMail. The ViewMail version is displayed in the Client box.
Step 2 Click OK.
Upgrading from an Earlier Version of ViewMail
It is not necessary or advisable to uninstall ViewMail versions 3.0(x) or 3.1(x). Attempting to do so may result in a Dr. Watson error. (For more information, see Caveat CSCdv16845, which has been resolved in ViewMail version 4.0(x) but not in earlier versions of ViewMail.)
If subscribers are using ViewMail 2.4(6.x), see the "Removing a Previously Installed 2.4(6.x) Version of ViewMail" section for specific instructions on uninstalling 2.46 versions of ViewMail before you install version 4.0(2).
When you install ViewMail 4.0(2), do so in the same directory that was used for the previous version. See the "Installing ViewMail 4.0(2)" section.
Removing a Previously Installed 2.4(6.x) Version of ViewMail
Any previously installed 2.4(6.x) version of ViewMail and the associated LightningFAX registry keys, if applicable, must be removed from subscriber workstations before ViewMail 4.0(2) is installed.
Note that after ViewMail is removed, the first voice message a subscriber receives appears as a voice message with the ViewMail icon. When the subscriber opens the message, Outlook displays an error message indicating that the voice message form is not available. However, the error message does not prevent the subscriber from opening the voice message.
Subsequent voice messages appear as e-mail messages with WAV attachments without the ViewMail icon, and no error message is displayed when subscribers open them.
To remove ViewMail version 2.4(6.x) and associated LightningFAX registry keys
Step 1 On each subscriber workstation running ViewMail, on the Windows Start menu, click Settings > Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs.
Step 2 In the Currently Installed Programs list, click View Mail for Outlook, and click Change/Remove.
Step 3 Follow the on-screen prompts to remove ViewMail for Outlook. If prompted to delete a shared file, such as a DLL, click No to All.
Step 4 If the system was using LightningFAX, start Regedit.
Caution Changing the wrong registry key or entering an incorrect value can cause the workstation to malfunction. Before you edit the registry, confirm that you know how to restore it if a problem occurs. (Refer to the "Restoring" topics in Registry Editor Help.) If you have any questions about changing registry key settings, contact Cisco TAC.
Step 5 If you do not have a current backup of the registry, click Registry > Export Registry File, and save the registry settings to a file.
Step 6 Remove the following two registry keys:
CurrentVersion\App Management\ARPCache\LightningFAX 6.5 - PrintToMail.
Step 7 Exit Regedit.
Downloading ViewMail 4.0(2)
If there is not enough hard disk space available, you can install ViewMail version 4.0(2) from a compact disc (or discs) that you create on a computer with a read/write CD-ROM drive.
To download ViewMail 4.0(2)
Step 1 Confirm that the computer you are using to download the file has at least 18 MB of hard disk space available for the download file and 52 MB for the extracted files.
Step 2 On a computer with a high-speed Internet connection, go to the ViewMail for Microsoft Outlook Software Download page at http://www.cisco.com/cgi-bin/tablebuild.pl/unity-vmo.
Step 3 Download the file CiscoUnity.VMO4.0.2.exe to the directory of your choice.
Step 4 Double-click CiscoUnity.VMO4.0.2.exe, and follow the on-screen prompts to extract the files to the directory of your choice on a network drive (or to a writeable compact disc, for copying to the network at a later time).
Step 5 Delete the file CiscoUnity.VMO4.0.2.exe to free hard disk space.
Installing ViewMail 4.0(2)
ViewMail can be installed on subscriber workstations throughout your organization in a number of ways. Typically, organizations provide network access to the ViewMail setup application so that subscribers can install ViewMail themselves.
Installation and deployment methods include:
•Installing ViewMail from a CD or a network drive. See the "Installing ViewMail 4.0(2) from a CD or a Network Drive" section.
•Using a software publishing tool—such as Microsoft IntelliMirror or Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS) version 1.2 or 2.0—to deploy ViewMail to multiple subscriber workstations at one time. For information on using either of the tools, refer to the Microsoft website.
When using IntelliMirror, deploy ViewMail by assigning or publishing it to a computer, rather than to an individual user. You can also use IntelliMirror or SMS for future upgrades of ViewMail.
•Deploying ViewMail with Microsoft Office, as part of the Office 2000 or Office XP suites.
By default, ViewMail files are installed in the directory C:\Program Files\ViewMail. You can specify a different directory.
ViewMail also installs and uses the following files and registry keys:
1 Depending on the version of Windows, the files are installed in one of three directories: C:\Windows\System, C:\Winnt\System32, or C:\Windows\System32.
Installing ViewMail 4.0(2) from a CD or a Network Drive
Use the following procedure to install ViewMail from a CD or a network drive on the workstations used by subscribers. You can also install ViewMail for multiple subscribers who share a workstation.
To install ViewMail from a CD or a network drive
Step 1 Confirm that ViewMail requirements have been met. See the "Requirements" section.
Step 2 Browse to the ViewMail directory on the CD or on the network drive where you downloaded the ViewMail files.
Step 3 In the ViewMail directory, browse to the applicable language folder. (The ViewMail directory contains a separate folder for each supported language of ViewMail.)
Step 4 Double-click the ViewMail.msi file.
Note If your version of Windows NT, Windows ME, or Windows 98 does not support MSI packages, you can download an MSI installer from Microsoft (search the Microsoft website for "Windows Installer downloads"). Also, Windows Installer logging is not on by default. For details on how to turn logging on before installing ViewMail, or afterward for troubleshooting purposes, search for MSI Logging topics on the Microsoft website.
Step 5 Follow the on-screen prompts to complete the installation.
Installation and Upgrade Notes
Microsoft Hot Fix Required for Outdated Versions of Operating System File
When ViewMail is installed on a subscriber workstation that is running Windows 98 or Windows ME, ViewMail automatically confirms that the operating system file Rpcltscm.dll is version 4.71.3400 or later before completing the installation. Earlier versions of Rpcltscm.dll cause ViewMail to disrupt the Cisco Unity server.
If the Rpcltscm.dll version is outdated, the ViewMail installation stops and displays an error message, directing that a Microsoft hot fix be installed before proceeding. Refer to Knowledge Base article 315575 (DCOM Program Hangs After Server Reboot Creating DCOM Object) on the Microsoft Product Support Services website for information and detailed instructions on downloading and installing the hot fix.
Caveat CSCdz48740 also addresses the hot fix requirement.
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If you have an account with Cisco.com, you can use Bug Toolkit to find more information on the caveats in this section, in addition to caveats of any severity for any release. Bug Toolkit is available at the website http://www.cisco.com/cgi-bin/Support/Bugtool/launch_bugtool.pl.
Open Caveats—Release 4.0(2)
Table 2 ViewMail Release 4.0(2) Open Caveats
Caveat Number Description
When McAfee Virus Scan 4.5.1 Service Pack 1 is installed with Microsoft Office XP, an error message is displayed when subscribers use ViewMail.
Disable the McAfee e-mail scan property.
Outlook fails to publish the ViewMail form after the following sequence of events:
a. ViewMail is installed while antivirus software is enabled on the subscriber workstation, which causes the ViewMail installation to fail.
b. ViewMail is uninstalled by following the procedure in the tech tip Cisco Unity VMO Error: "The Custom Form Could Not Be Opened." (The tip is available on Cisco.com at http://www.cisco.com/warp/customer/788/AVVID/vmo_error_custom_form.html.)
c. Antivirus software is disabled on the subscriber workstation, and ViewMail is reinstalled.
1. On the subscriber workstation, open Outlook.
2. On the Help menu, click About Microsoft Outlook. In the About Microsoft Outlook, dialog box, click Disabled Items. In the Disabled Items dialog box, select ViewMail and click Enable. Close the dialog box(es).
3. On the Tools menu, click Options. Click the Other tab, and click Advanced Options. In the Advanced Options dialog box, click Add-In Manager. Check the ViewMail Extensions check box, and click OK. Close the dialog box(es).
4. On the Tools menu, click Macro > Security. In the Security dialog box, click Medium and click OK. (Medium is the level recommended in the Security Notes for Microsoft Office Solution Developers article available on the Microsoft MSDN Library website.)
Resolved Caveats—Release 4.0(2)
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Release Notes for Cisco Unity ViewMail for Microsoft Outlook Release 4.0(2)
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