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Enable a UM Auto Attendant

 

Applies to: Exchange Server 2013, Exchange Online

Topic Last Modified: 2012-11-05

By default, when a Unified Messaging (UM) auto attendant is created, its status is set to disabled. After you create the UM auto attendant, you can change its status to enable it to answer incoming calls.

For additional management tasks related to UM auto attendants, see UM Auto Attendant Procedures.

  • Estimated time to complete: Less than 1 minute.
  • You need to be assigned permissions before you can perform this procedure or procedures. To see what permissions you need, see the "UM auto attendants" entry in the Unified Messaging Permissions topic.
  • Before you perform these procedures, confirm that a UM dial plan has been created. For detailed steps, see Create a UM Dial Plan.
  • Before you perform these procedures, confirm that a UM auto attendant has been created. For detailed steps, see Create a UM Auto Attendant.
  • For information about keyboard shortcuts that may apply to the procedures in this topic, see Keyboard Shortcuts in the Exchange Admin Center.
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Having problems? Ask for help in the Exchange forums. Visit the forums at: Exchange Server, Exchange Online, or Exchange Online Protection.
  1. In the EAC, navigate to Unified Messaging > UM dial plans. In the list view, select the UM dial plan you want to change and click Edit Edit Icon.
  2. On the UM Dial Plan page, under UM Auto Attendants, select the UM auto attendant you want to enable. On the toolbar, click the Up arrow Up Arrow Icon.
  3. On the Warning page, click Yes.

This example enables the UM auto attendant named MyUMAutoAttendant to answer incoming calls.

Enable-UMAutoAttendant -Identity MyUMAutoAttendant
 
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