Import Subscriber From AD


Overview. 1

Special Considerations. 1

Using Import Subscriber From AD. 1

Obtaining Updates. 2

Revision History. 2


This example contains two basic parts.  The frmMain form allows you to navigate around Active Directory and see users that are either subscribers (shown with a bunny icon) or a user (shown with a globe icon).  This is very similar to the “Remove Subscriber Properties” example application and there’s not much different here other than the menu options are different.

The real meat of this example is found in the frmImport form which at runtime looks like this:

The code in this form covers a number of really important items here – it shows how to check for available licenses, make sure the extension number is unique across the dialing domain, shows how to add the subscriber via a stored procedure and how to check for errors in the synchronization process with the directory asynchronously on the back end.  Basically everything you need to know about importing users from AD is covered here.

Special Considerations

This version of the Import Subscriber example only works with Unity 4.0(3) or lager.  There’s another version available that works with 4.0(1) and 4.0(2).

This example is written to be run on the Unity server you are testing with (please don’t use a production Unity server for this).  There are other programming examples on that show how to find and connect to remote Unity servers that you can use for details on how to do that. 

This tool ONLY works for importing users from Active Directory with Exchange 2000 or 2003.  You can apply the same principals for importing users from Exchange 5.5 and Domino if you wish. Check out the “Programmatic Administration of Unity” paper out on the Documents page of for more details on how to do that.

Using Import Subscriber From AD

Using the tool is pretty straight forward.  Navigate to a user that is not already tagged as a subscriber in the directory on the main form.  Users that have Unity properties on them are shown with the “bunny” icon and those that do not are shown with the globe icons:

Once you select a user you want to import you can right click on them or select the Options menu item and select “Import subscriber”.  The alias of that user is passed to the frmImport form shown above and you can select a template and provide an extension number and then execute the subscriber add. 

Obtaining Updates

I’ll be updating these source code examples and adding new ones on the “source code samples” page of on a fairly regular basis so check back for new info.

Revision History

Version 2.0.1

*          First ship of example source


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