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Licensing and Exchange Integration Question?

Right now we have an AD forest setup for our user's to login to and get their e-mail. We have our VoIP in its own forest and we have a VM only license. Is it possible to point Unity to our email forest and use our current login user id and password for management of the unity system and callmanagers and still have VM only access?

If I am thinking correctly, once we point our Unity server to our current AD forest and use a user with exchange email, it will use that same exchange message store for the voice mail messages. Then when the user access their email, they would also get the Voice Mail message and thus we would be crossing over to a UM license?

Is there a way we can have our unity server use it own message store separate from the users exchange email store, but use the same user id for authentication of the user’s voice mail box and phones?

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Cisco Employee

Re: Licensing and Exchange Integration Question?

If you want to use your existing Exchange servers you have to create seperate voice mail only accounts for everyone (and presumably hide them from the address book). You cannot use standing email accounts that user's access via any desktop means other than VMI and still be in the VM only license model. You've strayed into UM just as soon as you see voice mail messages through any interface other than the phone or VMI.

Cisco Employee

Re: Licensing and Exchange Integration Question?

You can keep your existing configuration and still use your current login user id and password for management of the unity system by using the GrantUnityAccess Utility.

This Utility allows you to associate another NT account with the Unity Subscriber account so that users may access the VMI, AA, or SA with their existing NT account.

Not sure about your options with Call Manager.

Cisco Employee

Re: Licensing and Exchange Integration Question?

here's a link to a thread that talks about how you can use GrantUnityAccess for this purpose:

http://forums.cisco.com/eforum/servlet/NetProf?page=netprof&CommCmd=MB%3Fcmd%3Ddisplay_location%26mode%3Dnew%26location%3D.ee88adf/0

hope that helps.

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