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Quickest/Best Way to find unused VM mailboxes to reclaim license

In terms of managing licensing for Unity/Unity Connection, is there a fast/quick/easy way to determine VM mailboxes that aren't being utilized?  For example, an employee leaves and the netadmin isn't told (no, that never happens).  Obviously that VM mailbox won't get used (or at least it shouldn't).  How can I find the unused VM mailboxes in order to reclaim/redeploy the license.

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Re: Quickest/Best Way to find unused VM mailboxes to reclaim lic

Hi Chris,

Just to add a note to the great tips from Hailey (+5 "H")

For Unity Connection

There is a perfect tool for this type of report. We have used this to search for the same "setup" info

Check the  "Set for First Time Enrollment" and "Voice name Recorded";


Connection  User Data Dump (CUDD) Tool

The Connection User Data Dump (CUDD) is a  Windows-based remote database administration tool available on the Cisco  Unity Tools website. CUDD allows you to export specific information  about users to a file that can be viewed or imported into another  application, such as a database utility or Microsoft Excel. When the  data is exported, the tool automatically creates a header row that lists  the data type found in each column of the output, for ease of import  into other programs.

Here is a sample (where the 0 under first Time Enrollment means the user has

completed the setup and 1 means they have not gone through the Enrollment steps)

DISPLAY_NAMEPRIMARY_EXTENSIONSET_FOR_FIRST_TIME_ENROLLMENT
Rob Huffman70010
Ben Nutball68131

The tool is available from the "Superb" Unity  Tools site;

http://www.ciscounitytools.com/Applications/CxN/UserDataDump/UserDataDump.html

From the  Help Notes;

Requirements/Special  Notes

This  version of User Data Dump runs on Windows XP/2000/2003 or Vista.

***This  version of User Data Dump only works with Unity Connection 7.0(1) or  later.

And for unused mailboxes;

Tools > Reports > Unused Voice Mail Accounts Report .

Cheers!

Rob

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Re: Quickest/Best Way to find unused VM mailboxes to reclaim lic

Chris,

With Unity, you can use the Subscriber Information Dump.  When you run the report, there are a number of variables you can view for selected mailboxes. 2 of those which are useful are 1) whether a user has initialized a mailbox or not and 2) the user's last login time.  The combination of these 2 can make it pretty obvious which mailboxes are configured but unused.  You'll have to forgive me as I do not recall the equivalent for Unity Connection but I'm sure there is some form of equivalent Subscriber report for CUC as well that would provide similar information. 

I've had a customer with about 4500 mailboxes look at this data before in order to show them that over 1/2 of their mailboxes were unused.  You won't likely have that big of an issue but just an example of real world usage.

Hailey

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Hall of Fame Super Red

Re: Quickest/Best Way to find unused VM mailboxes to reclaim lic

Hi Chris,

Just to add a note to the great tips from Hailey (+5 "H")

For Unity Connection

There is a perfect tool for this type of report. We have used this to search for the same "setup" info

Check the  "Set for First Time Enrollment" and "Voice name Recorded";


Connection  User Data Dump (CUDD) Tool

The Connection User Data Dump (CUDD) is a  Windows-based remote database administration tool available on the Cisco  Unity Tools website. CUDD allows you to export specific information  about users to a file that can be viewed or imported into another  application, such as a database utility or Microsoft Excel. When the  data is exported, the tool automatically creates a header row that lists  the data type found in each column of the output, for ease of import  into other programs.

Here is a sample (where the 0 under first Time Enrollment means the user has

completed the setup and 1 means they have not gone through the Enrollment steps)

DISPLAY_NAMEPRIMARY_EXTENSIONSET_FOR_FIRST_TIME_ENROLLMENT
Rob Huffman70010
Ben Nutball68131

The tool is available from the "Superb" Unity  Tools site;

http://www.ciscounitytools.com/Applications/CxN/UserDataDump/UserDataDump.html

From the  Help Notes;

Requirements/Special  Notes

This  version of User Data Dump runs on Windows XP/2000/2003 or Vista.

***This  version of User Data Dump only works with Unity Connection 7.0(1) or  later.

And for unused mailboxes;

Tools > Reports > Unused Voice Mail Accounts Report .

Cheers!

Rob

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