Applies to: Exchange Server 2007 SP3, Exchange Server
2007 SP2, Exchange Server 2007 SP1, Exchange Server 2007
Topic Last Modified: 2007-01-24
This topic explains how to use the Exchange Management Console and the Exchange Management Shell to specify business hours for a UM auto attendant in Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Unified Messaging (UM).
You can define the dates and times that your organization will be closed for holidays and other occasions. Between the start dates and the end dates that you specify, callers who reach the UM auto attendant will hear a holiday greeting that you specify when you configure the holiday schedule. After the caller hears the holiday greeting that you have specified, the non-business hours greeting and menu prompts will be played for the caller.
You can also create a holiday schedule within an existing holiday schedule. When you are creating multiple holiday schedules, Unified Messaging lets you overlap your scheduled holiday times. For example, you can define a holiday schedule from December 15th through December 31st when your organization will be closed for construction, and you can define another holiday schedule from December 24th through December 26th. When callers call in to the auto attendant from December 15th through December 23rd and from December 27th through December 31st, they will be presented with the holiday greeting that you have specified for this given schedule. For example, "We are currently closed for construction." When callers call in to the auto attendant from December 24th through December 26th, they will be presented with another holiday greeting, such as "We are currently closed for business so that our employees can enjoy the holidays with their families."
For more information about how greetings and prompts are used in Exchange 2007 Unified Messaging, see Understanding Unified Messaging Audio Prompts.
Before You Begin
To perform the following procedures, the account you use must be delegated the Exchange Organization Administrator role.
For more information about permissions, delegating roles, and the rights that are required to administer Exchange Server 2007, see Permission Considerations.
Also, before you perform these procedures, confirm the following:
- A UM dial plan has been created.
- A UM mailbox policy has been created.
- A UM auto attendant has been created.
To use the Exchange Management Console to specify a holiday schedule for a UM auto attendant
In the console tree of the Exchange Management Console, expand the Organization Configuration node.
Click Unified Messaging.
In the work pane, click the UM Auto Attendants tab.
Select the auto attendant that you want to modify, and then, in the action pane, click Properties.
On the Times tab, under Holiday Schedule, click Add.
On the Select Holiday page, configure the following:
- Holiday name Enter a name for your
- Holiday greeting file Browse to the
.wav file that you want to use as your greeting. This is a required
- Holiday start date Use this list to
select the date that you want the holiday to start. The holiday
schedule will start at midnight on the date that is specified in
- Holiday end date Use this list to
select the date that you want the holiday to end. The holiday
schedule will end at 11:59 P.M. on the date that is specified in
- Holiday name Enter a name for your holiday schedule.
After you have configured your holiday schedule, click OK two times to save your changes.
To use the Exchange Management Shell to specify a holiday schedule for a UM auto attendant
Run the following command:
Set-UMAutoAttendant -Identity MyUMAutoAttendant HolidaySchedule "New Year,newyrgrt.wav,1/2/2006","Building Closed for Holiday,construction.wav,4/24/2006,4/28/2006"
For more information about syntax and parameters, see Set-UMAutoAttendant.