Applies to: Exchange Server 2007 SP3, Exchange Server 2007 SP2, Exchange Server 2007 SP1, Exchange Server 2007
Topic Last Modified: 2007-07-21

This topic explains how to use the Exchange Management Console and the Exchange Management Shell to create a new Unified Messaging (UM) hunt group. A UM hunt group provides the communication link between UM IP gateways and UM dial plans. When you create a new UM hunt group, you enable Unified Messaging servers in the specified UM dial plan to communicate with a UM IP gateway. When you create a new UM hunt group, you will have to specify the UM dial plan and the pilot identifier or pilot number that will be used with the new UM hunt group.

If you associate a UM dial plan with the UM IP gateway when you create a UM IP gateway, a UM hunt group will also be created.

Before You Begin

To perform this procedure, 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 IP gateway has been created.

    The pilot number is used to match the information presented on incoming calls to a UM dial plan. Make sure that you verify that the correct telephone number is used when you create the new UM hunt group.


To use the Exchange Management Console to create a new UM hunt group

  1. In the console root of the Exchange Management Console, expand the Organization Configuration node.

  2. In the console tree, click Unified Messaging.

  3. In the work pane, click the UM IP Gateways tab.

  4. In the results pane, select an UM IP gateway.

  5. In the action pane, click New UM Hunt Group.

  6. In the New UM Hunt Group wizard, in the Name field, type the name of the hunt group.

  7. In the Dial plan field, click Browse.

  8. On the Select Dial Plan page, click to select the UM dial plan, and then click OK.

  9. In the Pilot identifier field, enter the appropriate pilot identifier and then click New.

  10. Click Finish.

To use the Exchange Management Shell to create a new UM hunt group

  • Run the following command:

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    New-UMHuntGroup -Name MyHuntGroup -PilotIdentifier 5551234 -UMDialplan MyDialPlan -UMIPGateway MyIPGateway

For more information about syntax and parameters, see New-UMHuntGroup.

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