I have Unity Connection 7.1 up and running and want to turn on LDAP so that the users who have vm will be able to access CISCOPCA using their domain logon information instead of maintaining seperate passwords.
Only about 25% of our people have voice mail. So my questions are this:
Would everyone who has a domain account then get a voice mail account or does unity just keep the voice mail accounts that are there now?
When turning on LDAP does the current voice mail box get erased and rebuilt?
Is it just a matter of syncronizing the current voice mail accounts with LDAP and do I have to have all voice mail accounts use LDAP or can some of them still be local to the unity connection?
You definitely don't have to delete any existing mailboxes, but I realised as soon as I saw your post that I forgot a vital step. Once you've setup your ldap directory in UC, you then export out the LDAP users from UC using the BAT tool, remove all the users that aren't in UC, or which you don't want to be synced with LDAP, and then you import back in the file. See http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/voice_ip_comm/connection/7x/user_mac/guide/7xcucmac105.html#Integrating_Existing_Cisco_Unity_Connection_User_Accounts_with_LDAP_User_Accounts for the full details. This isn't as involved as it may sound, and is usually just done the once for your existing users. If any users fail to be synced because of discrepancies in names you can just re-import the spreadsheet with just them in it after fixing the problem. It also doesn't import in ldap users if they don't exist in UC, but it's easier to spot genuine failures if you remove them from the csv before you do the import.