Cisco Unity Troubleshooting Guide (With Microsoft Exchange), Release 4.0(2)

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Document Conventions

Cisco Unity Documentation

Obtaining Documentation from Cisco Systems

Documentation CD-ROM

Ordering Documentation

Documentation Feedback

Obtaining Technical Assistance

Technical Assistance Center

Cisco TAC Website

Cisco TAC Escalation Center

Obtaining Additional Publications and Information


This preface describes the audience, organization, and conventions of the Cisco Unity Troubleshooting Guide, and provides information on how to obtain related documentation.


The Cisco Unity Troubleshooting Guide is written for technicians and information systems professionals who configure and manage Cisco Unity. This guide requires knowledge of and access to the phone system, the network, and the voice messaging system.


The Cisco Unity Troubleshooting Guide is divided into sections relating to general problem areas.

Each section addresses a specific problem, which is listed in the section title. The section contains possible causes, and procedures with which you can determine if a possible cause applies to your situation, and resolve the problem.

When the expected result is achieved during a procedure, continue with the next step when applicable, or continue with the next possible cause within the section.

See the "Tools Depot" section on page 12-1 for information on how to use utilities for researching and resolving problems.

If you encounter a problem that is not described in this guide, contact the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC).

Document Conventions

Table 1 Cisco Unity Troubleshooting Guide Conventions


boldfaced text

Boldfaced text is used for:

Key and button names. (Example: Click OK.)

Information that you enter. (Example: Enter Administrator in the User Name box.)

< >

(angle brackets)

Angle brackets are used around parameters for which you supply a value. (Example: In the Command Prompt window, enter ping <IP address>.)



Hyphens separate keys that must be pressed simultaneously. (Example: Press Ctrl-Alt-Delete.)


(right angle

A right angle bracket is used to separate selections that you make:

On menus. (Example: On the Windows Start menu, click Settings > Control Panel > Phone and Modem Options.)

In the navigation bar of the Cisco Unity Administrator. (Example: Go to the System > Configuration > Settings page.)

The Cisco Unity Troubleshooting Guide also uses the following conventions:

Note Means reader take note. Notes contain helpful suggestions or references to material not covered in the document.

Caution Means reader be careful. In this situation, you might do something that could result in equipment damage or loss of data.

Cisco Unity Documentation

For descriptions and the URLs of Cisco Unity documentation on, refer to the Cisco Unity Documentation Guide. The document is shipped with Cisco Unity and is available on at

Obtaining Documentation from Cisco Systems

Cisco provides several ways to obtain documentation, technical assistance, and other technical resources. These sections explain how to obtain technical information from Cisco Systems.

You can access the most current Cisco documentation on the World Wide Web at this URL:

You can access the Cisco website at this URL:

International Cisco web sites can be accessed from this URL:

Documentation CD-ROM

Cisco documentation and additional literature are available in a Cisco Documentation CD-ROM package, which may have shipped with your product. The Documentation CD-ROM is updated monthly and may be more current than printed documentation. The CD-ROM package is available as a single unit or through an annual subscription.

Registered users can order the Documentation CD-ROM (product number DOC-CONDOCCD=) through the online Subscription Store:

Ordering Documentation

You can find instructions for ordering documentation at this URL:

You can order Cisco documentation in these ways:

Registered users (Cisco direct customers) can order Cisco product documentation from the Networking Products MarketPlace:

Registered users can order the Documentation CD-ROM (Customer Order Number DOC-CONDOCCD=) through the online Subscription Store:

Nonregistered users can order documentation through a local account representative by calling Cisco Systems Corporate Headquarters (California, U.S.A.) at 408 526-7208 or, elsewhere in North America, by calling 800 553-NETS (6387).

Documentation Feedback

You can submit comments electronically on On the Cisco Documentation home page, click Feedback at the top of the page.

You can e-mail your comments to

You can submit your comments by mail by using the response card behind the front cover of your document or by writing to the following address:

Cisco Systems
Attn: Customer Document Ordering
170 West Tasman Drive
San Jose, CA 95134-9883

We appreciate your comments.

Obtaining Technical Assistance

Cisco provides, which includes the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) Website, as a starting point for all technical assistance. Customers and partners can obtain online documentation, troubleshooting tips, and sample configurations from the Cisco TAC website. registered users have complete access to the technical support resources on the Cisco TAC website, including TAC tools and utilities. offers a suite of interactive, networked services that let you access Cisco information, networking solutions, services, programs, and resources at any time, from anywhere in the world. provides a broad range of features and services to help you with these tasks:

Streamline business processes and improve productivity

Resolve technical issues with online support

Download and test software packages

Order Cisco learning materials and merchandise

Register for online skill assessment, training, and certification programs

To obtain customized information and service, you can self-register on at this URL:

Technical Assistance Center

The Cisco TAC is available to all customers who need technical assistance with a Cisco product, technology, or solution. Two levels of support are available: the Cisco TAC website and the Cisco TAC Escalation Center. The avenue of support that you choose depends on the priority of the problem and the conditions stated in service contracts, when applicable.

We categorize Cisco TAC inquiries according to urgency:

Priority level 4 (P4)—You need information or assistance concerning Cisco product capabilities, product installation, or basic product configuration.

Priority level 3 (P3)—Your network performance is degraded. Network functionality is noticeably impaired, but most business operations continue.

Priority level 2 (P2)—Your production network is severely degraded, affecting significant aspects of business operations. No workaround is available.

Priority level 1 (P1)—Your production network is down, and a critical impact to business operations will occur if service is not restored quickly. No workaround is available.

Cisco TAC Website

You can use the Cisco TAC website to resolve P3 and P4 issues yourself, saving both cost and time. The site provides around-the-clock access to online tools, knowledge bases, and software. To access the Cisco TAC website, go to this URL:

All customers, partners, and resellers who have a valid Cisco service contract have complete access to the technical support resources on the Cisco TAC website. Some services on the Cisco TAC website require a login ID and password. If you have a valid service contract but do not have a login ID or password, go to this URL to register:

If you are a registered user, and you cannot resolve your technical issues by using the Cisco TAC website, you can open a case online at this URL:

If you have Internet access, we recommend that you open P3 and P4 cases through the Cisco TAC website so that you can describe the situation in your own words and attach any necessary files.

Cisco TAC Escalation Center

The Cisco TAC Escalation Center addresses priority level 1 or priority level 2 issues. These classifications are assigned when severe network degradation significantly impacts business operations. When you contact the TAC Escalation Center with a P1 or P2 problem, a Cisco TAC engineer automatically opens a case.

To obtain a directory of toll-free Cisco TAC telephone numbers for your country, go to this URL:

Before calling, please check with your network operations center to determine the level of Cisco support services to which your company is entitled: for example, SMARTnet, SMARTnet Onsite, or Network Supported Accounts (NSA). When you call the center, please have available your service agreement number and your product serial number.

Obtaining Additional Publications and Information

Information about Cisco products, technologies, and network solutions is available from various online and printed sources.

The Cisco Product Catalog describes the networking products offered by Cisco Systems as well as ordering and customer support services. Access the Cisco Product Catalog at this URL:

Cisco Press publishes a wide range of networking publications. Cisco suggests these titles for new and experienced users: Internetworking Terms and Acronyms Dictionary, Internetworking Technology Handbook, Internetworking Troubleshooting Guide, and the Internetworking Design Guide. For current Cisco Press titles and other information, go to Cisco Press online at this URL:

Packet magazine is the Cisco monthly periodical that provides industry professionals with the latest information about the field of networking. You can access Packet magazine at this URL:

iQ Magazine is the Cisco monthly periodical that provides business leaders and decision makers with the latest information about the networking industry. You can access iQ Magazine at this URL:

Internet Protocol Journal is a quarterly journal published by Cisco Systems for engineering professionals involved in the design, development, and operation of public and private internets and intranets. You can access the Internet Protocol Journal at this URL:

Training—Cisco offers world-class networking training, with current offerings in network training listed at this URL: