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Cisco Unity Express Windows and Menus

Table Of Contents

Cisco Unity Express Windows and Menus

Navigating Through the Cisco Unity Express GUI Windows

Cisco Unity Express Windows and Menus

Home Window

Configure Menu

System Menu

Voice Mail Menu

IVR Menu

Administration Menu

Reports Menu

Help Menu

Cisco Unity Express Icons

Searching for Data: Find Icon

Alphabetizing Data: Sort Icon

What to Do Next

Cisco Unity Express Windows and Menus

Last updated: June 21, 2007

This chapter describes the windows, menus, and icons available in the Cisco Unity Express voice-mail system and contains the following sections:

Navigating Through the Cisco Unity Express GUI Windows

Cisco Unity Express Windows and Menus

Cisco Unity Express Icons

What to Do Next

Navigating Through the Cisco Unity Express GUI Windows

The voice-mail software groups the administrative tasks on a main toolbar that includes several options, each with drop-down menus. Each of the menus leads you to windows where data can be selected or entered. For example:

Clicking one of these options leads you to a window where data can be selected. For example:

Clicking Add brings up a window where you can enter data. For example:

Move to a fill-in field and click in the field, or use the Tab key on your keyboard.

These windows have icons that help with the task activity, such as saving data, adding, or deleting an item, or finding a name or number. See "Cisco Unity Express Icons" for a description of the icons.

After reviewing the icons, continue with "Sequence of Administrative Tasks" on page 77.

Cisco Unity Express Windows and Menus

The Cisco Unity Express windows and menus for the Cisco Unified CallManager and Cisco Unified CallManager Express (Cisco Unified CME) platforms are described in this section.

Home Window

The Home window appears when you first log in to Cisco Unity Express.

You can also access this window by clicking Home in the upper right corner of any Cisco Unity Express window.

Configure Menu

The Configure menu appears when you click Configure in the Home window.

Cisco Unified CallManager Configure Menu

Cisco Unified CME Configure Menu

Table 7 describes the options on the Configure menu:

Table 7 Configure Menu Options 

Menu Option


(Cisco Unified CME only) Add, modify, or delete an extension for a subscriber.


(Cisco Unified CME only) Add, modify, or delete a telephone. Assign a telephone to an extension.


Add, modify, or delete a subscriber. Assign one or more extensions to a subscriber.

User Defaults

Configure passwords, PINs, and other parameters for permanent and temporary lockouts.


Add, modify, or delete a group of subscribers. Assign at least one subscriber as the group owner.

Network Locations

Specify a local location ID to enable voice mail networking.

Remote Users

Add, modify, or delete a subscriber at a remote location. The remote location must be configured in the Cisco Unity Express database before using this option. See the Administration > Networking Locations option.

System Parameters

(Cisco Unified CME only) Modify system-wide parameters. Many of these values were configured during Cisco Unified CME installation.


(Cisco Unified CallManager only) Modify Cisco Unified CallManager parameters. Many of these values were configured during Cisco Unified CallManager installation.

CallManager Express

(Cisco Unified CME only) Modify the Cisco Unified CME hostname and SIP provider hostname that connect to Cisco Unity Express. This option also displays the web username and password.

My Profile

Modify your name as it appears on other telephone displays, your password, and your PIN.

System Menu

The System menu appears when you click System on the Home window.

Table 9 describes the options on the System menu:

Table 8 System Menu Options 

Menu Option


Add, upload, download, or delete prerecorded customized auto-attendant application prompts.


Add, upload, download, or delete customized auto-attendant application scripts that were created using the Cisco Unity Express script editor. See the Cisco Unity Express 3.0 Guide to Writing Auto-Attendant Scripts.

Business Hours Setting

Add, modify, or delete schedules of the days and times of the week when the company is open for business.

Holiday Settings

Add or delete schedules of days when the company is closed for holidays.

Call-in Numbers

Add or delete numbers that callers dial to reach system applications such as voice mail and auto-attendant.

CTI Ports

Import a new set of computer telephony integration (CTI) ports configured on Cisco Unified CallManager for use by Cisco Unity Express (in addition to the CTI ports already in use), or remove or change CTI ports that are already in use. Typically you have one port for each application configured.

Language Settings

Specify the system default language.

Domain Name Settings

Modify the hostname, domain name, and DNS server.

Network Time & Time Zone Settings

Add or delete an NTP server, which is used for the date and time on Cisco Unity Express. Change the local time zone.

SMTP Settings

Specify the hostname and credientals of the server that notifies users when they have received a voice-mail message..

Fax Settings

Specify the fax printer number, restriction table, incoming Cisco IOS fax gateway, and outgoing Cisco IOS fax gateway.

Restriction Tables

Specify the call pattern, maximum digits allowed, and minimum digits allowed.

Voice Mail Menu

The Voice Mail menu appears when you click Voice Mail on the Home window.

The Voice Mail submenus are shown below.

Table 9 describes the options on the Voice Mail menu:

Table 9 Voice Mail Menu Options 

Menu Option


Add, modify, or delete a voice mailbox. Assign the mailbox to a subscriber or to a group. Not all subscribers or groups need an assigned voice mailbox.

Distribution Lists

Add, modify, or delete public or private distribution lists. Only members of the Administrators group or any group with the ViewPrivateList privilege can view private lists belonging to a specific subscriber.

Message Waiting Indicators

Refresh the MWIs for one or more extensions or subscribers. Modify the MWI On and MWI Off extensions, if necessary.

Auto Attendant

Configure one or more auto attendants.

VM Defaults

Assign a total number of minutes allowed for all voice messages across the system and the maximum number of seconds for a subscriber's outgoing mailbox greeting.

VM Configuration

Configure parameters for various voice-mail features, such as Live Reply and Live Record. See page ii for legal disclaimer information about the Live Record feature.

Call Handling

Modify the telephone number for dialing the voice-mail application, the voice-mail operator extension, and the maximum number of concurrent calls that the voice-mail and auto-attendant applications can handle.

Message Notification

Configure the Message Notification feature, set the system-wide message notification conditions, and define entries in the restriction table.

Integrated Messaging

Enable or disable the Integrated Messaging feature and set the system-wide idle timeout value, maximum number of concurrent sessions, and security mode.

VoiceView Express

Display the phone service and authentication service URLs, enable or disable the VoiceView Express feature, also set the system-wide idle timeout value and fallback authentication server URL.

IVR Menu

The IVR menu appears when you click IVR in the Home window.

Table 11 describes the options on the IVR menu:

Table 10 IVR Menu Options 

Menu Option

IVR Applications

(IVR license only) Add an IVR application, configure script parameters, and delete a script.

HTTP Triggers

(IVR license only) Add HTTP triggers and specify the application, maximum sessions, and language for each trigger.

VXML Applications

(IVR license only) Add, delete, start, stop, and restart VoiceXML applications.

Enterprise Database Subsystem

(IVR license only) Add a database profile, and add or delete optional database driver parameters.

E-mail Subsystem

(IVR license only) Specify the default "From" e-mail address that Cisco Unity Express uses as its own e-mail ID when it sends an e-mail.

Document Management

(IVR license only) Upload templates, image files (TIFF files typically used for fax), and generic files (files in any other format, such as PDF, GIF, and BMP).

Administration Menu

The Administration menu appears when you click Administration in the Home window.

Table 11 describes the options on the Administration menu:

Table 11 Administration Menu Options 

Menu Option

Synchronize Information

(Cisco Unified CME only) Propagate changes to subscriber and voice-mail information from the Cisco Unified CME database to the Cisco Unity Express database.

Note Cisco Unity Express cannot automatically synchronize its database with the Cisco Unified CallManager database.


Configure backup and restore parameters, and save Cisco Unity Express data and configuration changes to other locations, such as the FTP server. Restore saved files as needed.

Control Panel

Save the call platform data and the Cisco Unity Express data to flash memory or reload the Cisco Unity Express software.


Set categories for generating trace data. Use this option for troubleshooting Cisco Unity Express.

Historical Reporting

Enable historical reporting and configure the purge settings

Reports Menu

The Reports menu appears when you click Reports in the Home window.

Table 12 describes the options in the Reports menu:

Table 12 Reports Menu Options 

Menu Option

Voice Mail

Displays statistics about the number of mailboxes configured, the number of messages and greetings, and the storage space on the system they use.


Displays how many of each type of message was received by each user.

Backup History

Displays the backed-up files, backup dates, and success status.

Restore History

Displays the restored files, restore dates, and success status.

Network Time Protocol

Displays the NTP servers and the time difference between the NTP server and the call platform router clock.

Call History

(Cisco Unified CME only) Displays information about calls made on the system: the call ID, starting time, originating and terminating numbers, and duration.

Real Time Reports

View real time statistics for various call-related and application-related events.

Help Menu

The Help menu appears when you click Help in the Home window.

Table 13 describes the options in the Help menu:

Table 13 Help Menu Options 

Menu Option


Displays the version of your call platform software and the licensing information for your Cisco Unity Express system.

System Information

Displays information about the system hardware and CPU.


Displays help windows for configuring Cisco Unity Express.

Cisco Unity Express Icons

Table 14 describes the icons used in Cisco Unity Express windows:

Table 14 Cisco Unity Express Icons 


Click to add new subscribers or to add subscribers to groups.

Click to add a new voice mailbox.

Click to add a new extension.

Click to add a new DNS server.

Click to add a new network location.

Click to add a holiday to the company's schedule.

Click to add a new business-hours schedule.

Click to activate changed data. Data is saved using a Save icon or the Save Configuration option.

Click to exit the active window. Data is not activated or saved.

Click to copy a schedule of business hours.

Click to delete a preselected subscriber, extension, phone, voice mailbox, or group. Preselect the item by checking the box to the left of the item.

Click to disable message notification for specified subscribers or groups.

Click to download a personalized script or prompt from the auto attendant to another location.

Click to enable message notification for specified subscribers or groups.

(Cisco Unified CallManager only) Click to show available CTI ports on Cisco Unified CallManager.

Click to find a subscriber, voice mailbox, or group name. A dialog box appears for entering the name. See the procedure below for using this icon.

Click to open a help window with information about the fields in the window.

Click to import subscribers from Cisco Unified CallManager or Cisco Unified CallManager Express to Cisco Unity Express.

Click to refresh all message waiting indicators (MWIs).

Click to refresh selected message waiting indicators (MWIs).

Click to reset the values for an extension.

Click to reset the values for all extensions.

Click to save the changes made in the active window or session.

Click to unlock one or more mailboxes.

Click to upload a personalized, prerecorded auto-attendant greeting file or script.

Click to verify the connection between Cisco Unity Express and Cisco Unified CallManager.

Searching for Data: Find Icon

One or two steps are required to complete the action associated with an icon. For the Find icon, a dialog box appears asking for a search pattern to locate the desired data. For example:

Enter a pattern in any one of the three fields. For example, you may enter a subscriber's ID or the subscriber's name or the subscriber's extension. When you click the Search button, the system tries to find the subscriber that matches the data you entered.

If you do not know the entire name, ID, or extension, you may use the asterisk (*) in place of missing characters. For example, entering a user ID of sm* causes the system to return a list of all subscribers whose ID begins with sm. Similarly, if you enter an extension as *3, the system displays the names of all subscribers whose extensions end with 3.

After the list of subscribers appears, choose an entry by clicking the check box next to the name. The software uses this choice in the data entry window where you invoked the Find icon.

Alphabetizing Data: Sort Icon

Windows that list a series of subscribers, extensions, or phones can be sorted in ascending or descending order. A triangle next to a column title indicates which column was used most recently for sorting and the direction in which the data is sorted. Any column may be used for sorting. Clicking the column title sorts the list entries in reverse order. For example:

Timesaver Reversing the order is useful if the list of names is too long to fit in the window and you want to look at an entry at the end of the list.

What to Do Next

See the chapter "Sequence of Administrative Tasks" on page 77 for a list of administrative tasks.