Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Release Notes 4.4.77.x
Current release:



  • [TT3331916] Enhancement – Need ability to join calls arriving from Finesse
    • Applied additional modifications to the already implemented enhancement.
    • An internal solution will be used for joining calls for devices (88xx series phones) where joining across lines is no longer support by those devices.
    • NOTE: Additional enhancements for joining Finesse calls will be in .21
  • [TT3331976] Enhancement - Provide method for checking how many times a call that has been AutoParked loops (VistaPoint ACD Module)
  • [TT3332006] Enhancement - Finesse Panel Failover using Primary/Secondary tags. Description:
    • URL format in WebWiggets and WebView configuration supports tagged and alternative addresses.
    • Tags and alternatives are written between braces in following formats:
    • {item}  
    • {item1,item2}
    • where item is any text except '{', '}' and ',' possibly containing tags:
      • Server - follows currently connected VistaTDS server (primary or secondary)
      • PrimaryServer - currently configured VistaTDS primary server
      • BackupServer - currently configured VistaTDS backup server

Note: item2 is used when connection to the item1 is lost or item1 has incorrect name. This works both ways from item1 to item2 and vice versa

    • All tags are case insensitive.
    • There can be only one variable part '{xxx}' in url
    • Variable part may contain more than just ip address or server name.
      • Examples:
      • http://{Server}:8008/agentStatusWidget
      • http://{Server,}:8008/agentStatusWidget
      • http://{,VistaPoint2}:8008/agentStatusWidget
      • http://{PrimaryServer:8008,SecondaryServer:8088}/agentStatusWidget
  • TT3332010] Enhancement Need to increase font size on Ext Dir Tabs
  • [TT3332011] Enhancement Make search field font adjustable


  • [TT3331991] Within the finesse widget we are seeing the oldest call in UTC format
  • [TT3332005] Enhancement - Need ability to manually initiate a Call Assist Code Call.


Bug fixes

  • [TT3331975] Fix: Callers are not being redirected when No Agents are available
  • [TT3331999] Fix: Ext Dir changes color on all records that do not have an associated phone number
  • [TT3332008] Fix: After upgrading my client to  it will no longer run
  • [TT3332013] Fix: Console crash when invalid regular expression is entered
  • #10331 Agent can receive offering call if logs out in busy state
  • #10359 Comment for recalled call that is redirected isn't visible to the user
  • #10371 Possible crash if ExtDir text length exceeds 255 symbols
  • #10381 Users list is printed to the server log file periodically


Other changes

  • TT3331982 Some functionality lost after implementing TT3331126 (requires patch and will be fixed in .21)




  • [TT3331967] Enhancement - Trigger alerts based on called number from a non-monitored devices
  • [TT3331977] Fix: Tenanting visibility restrictions are not behaving normally
  • [TT3331995] Fix: Toolbar layout not being saved in VPConsole
  • [TT3331990] Fix: Deskbar: Extension is not capable of placing calls" error
  • [TT3332003] Fix: Outgoing mail (SMTP) parameters are lost after creating new Emergency group
  • [TT3332004] Fix: Deskbar is not saving Emergency Alarm parameters when nothing else changed
  • #10177 Incorrect WebWidgets visibility when running multiple instances of Console on the same PC
  • #10204 Queue Display shows old On-call information when agent logs back in after RNA event
  • #10262 Queue Display shows wrong state if agent logins having non ACD call
  • #10289 Refactoring: Move Emergency panel to separate project (static library)


Compatibility notes

  1. [TT3331967] Trigger alerts based on called number from a non-monitored phone:
    1. Feature is 100% supported when using matching version ( of VistaTDS server,
    2. CSTAAGteway, WebConsole, CallAssit Widget, Standalone Consoles an VPDeskbar.
    3. If VistaTDS server version is older than client version then new option won't be available.
    4. If Clients are older that then new option (emergency on incoming calls) -- if configured -- will be treated by clients as older emergency call option (outgoing emergency call).



  • [TT3331967] Enhancement - Trigger alerts based on called number from a non-monitored phone
  • [TT3331997] Fix: VPConsoles not displaying the correct patient discharge date [No discharge date prior admission date]



  • [TT3331977] Update Agent State inside the Queue Display Panel to show when and agent is "Connected" to a call. Also provide connected party info. Note: Queue Display refresh time interval depends on ACD parameter "Processing timeout" (default 3000 ms) requires upgrade to both server and client if prior to


  • Enhancements to Call Assist:
    • Added a text box for procedure (see documentation):
      • Text area value can be set in procedure property 'Text' (1)
      • Text area supports html formatted text. 'Text' field value used in screenshot example:
    • Added user friendly name for procedures
      • Procedure property 'Paging Procedure' should match InformaCast message title (1).
      • Procedure property 'Title' indicates procedure name visible in Call Assist window (2).
    • [TT3331980] Fix: Ext Dir Service Mapping of HL7 data is updated only when new data field isn't blank

 Bug Fixes

  • [TT3331965] Fix: WebReport appears to never complete when specifying multiple agents
  • [TT3331984] Fix: Clients are not able to connect to server. Race condition when starting read/write threads for socket eliminated.
  • [TT3331983] Fix: ACD incorrectly determines oldest call. Now functions "Answer device" and "AnswerGroupDevice" will correctly find oldest call.
  • [TT3331904] Popup alerts are being triggered for numbers with leading "0"
  • #10163    InformaCast page dialog not filled with message from CallAssist widget

build_4.4.78.17 Enterprise

  • #9216 Syslogger is missing WebConsole logs.

Syslogger enhancements:

    • Correctly recognize installed version of Tomcat (32 bit vs 64 bit, tomcat7, 8, etc)
    • Indicate (warning message) about multiple tomcat /WebConsole installations
    • Add missing logs and configs of WebConsole and WebWidgets 
    • Suppress many surplus error messages
    • Use compact form of TapiInfo

NOTE... Syslogger now uses PowerShell script to collect event information.

So PowerShell must be available on server (might be disabled by administrator).   

  • #10068 Syslogger (SysGetEvents.ps1) script performance optimized when exporting Windows logs
  • #9972 Handling Clear Call request from WebConsole

Bug fixes

  • #9934 External Directory issues:
  • #9943 VPConsole: ExtDir panel search by custom attribute works incorrectly when data mixed
  • #9932 VPConsole: CSV ExtDir options does not store custom attributes
  • #9980 ExtDir panel doesn't keep custom search fields while switching display option.
  • #9951 Bad columns list in ExtDir data source
  • #9946 ExtDir options allows to create duplicated custom attributes
  • #9947 VPConsole: ExtDir panel shows incorrect custom attributes when multiple directories used
  • #9948 VPConsole: ExtDir Panel columns duplicates when using ExtDir Service
  • #9973 VPConsole: ExtDir panel columns duplicated when custom attribute recreated
  • #10024 Fix possible race condition on external directory refresh
  • #9986 Queue Display incorrectly shows status "Busy" although agent is not busy right now
  • #9992 Busy status is not updated in Queue Display if using long extensions
  • #9999 Directory access parameters "User DN" field doesn't trim leading and trailing whitespaces
  • [TT3330886] Fix: Console incorrectly reflects multiple conferences in call list
  • [TT3331020] Fix: eldump crashes when running SysLogger on Windows 2012
  • [TT3331960] Fix: Recent Busy Code Changes Broke Queue Display
  • [TT3331970] Fix: Possible TSP issues:
    • Significantly reduce number of axl::getPhone requests per each line on the same device
    • Cache short term AXL requests (axl::getPhone) to be reused on other line of the same device
    • Move lengthy device registration processing to separate thread
  • #10010   Multiple misleading errors 'lineGetAddressStatus failed' during startup
  • #10046   Agent loses specific busy code if logs out a single queue
  • #10001   Finesse widget shows no data after auto-refresh

 Other changes

  • [TT3331951] Fix: MediaService shows as dangerous when downloading. Media Service setup files are now signed.
  • #9979 log files contains unnecessary multiple messages 'logging level set to' and 'ReadLogLevel dc log level'
  • #10016 Consistency requirement: ensure uninitialized parameters are not used
  • #10083 Usability enhancement: VistaTDS service can now be restarted without restarting VPLicServer           


External Directory Service

  • [TT3331963] Fix: MogoDB logs consuming more space than expected
  • [TT3331980] Fix - Ext Dir Service Mapping


build_4.4.78.17 WebConsole

  • [TT3330754] Enhancement - Display dialog to users that get logged out of their queue(s)
  • TT3331722] Fix: Font and spacing differences in the WebConsole versus the Console or Desktop Companions
  • [TT3331915] Fix: Users are seeing stuck status in WebConsole
  • [TT3331931] Fix: Finesse Widget Queue statistics data missing
  • [TT3331956] Fix: CSV data source attributes mapping [WebConsole Configurator + WebConfigurator]
  • [TT3331972] Enhancement: Call Assist Feature to select code type

 Note: [TT3331915] requires server side components with matching version. Other fixes do not require server side upgrades


build_4.4.78.1601 WebConsole

  • [TT3331985] Enhancement - Call Assist electable recipient groups. Notes: Added “Paging Group” property in ‘Procedures Groups’ and ‘Procedures’ configurations (see screenshot in description). Paging group field value should match InformaCast Recipients Group. In that case ‘Click to Page’ opens popup with preselected matching recipients group.


Features and enhancements

  • [TT3331956] Fix - CSV data source attributes mapping.
  • [TT3331757] Resolved issue with Join Call when there are many ACD Queues
  • [TT3331955] Provide options when using the “Refresh” button inside the Phonebook


Bug Fixes

  • [TT3331943] CSV External Directory not searching all fields
  • [TT3331953] Fix: use of the “pull back feature” is creating system outage
  • #9899 Fix: TT3331916 Extra conference member when "Join across lines" is used
  • #9895 Fix: VPConsole: ACD Log in button image corrupted
  • #9915 Fix: VPConsole: ExtDir panel remains old data when directory disabled
  • #9918 Fix: VPConsole: ACD QueueView - After dragging header items the Queue View becomes deformed
  • #9919 Fix: VPConsole: ACD QueueView - Queue View doesn't show queue info although the queue contains at least one agent
  • #9920 Fix: VPConsole: ACD QueueView - During "My Queues" mode Queue View display shows empty queue
  • #9956 Fix: CTE broken in


Features and enhancements

  • [TT3331923] Enhancement – Allow Finesse agent to go back to “Ready” if in “Wrap up” state. 
  • [TT3330779] Enhancement – Add Reason Code(s) for Make Busy while logged into queue.
    • New button "Busy Codes" has been added inside VPConfigurator -> PCE General -> ACD configuration.
    • Entered busy code will be visible for use by agents
    • There are two default busy codes:
      • id_not_answering (if agent not answering)
      • id_decline (if agent declines offering call); both codes are used automatically.
    • VPConsole button "Busy" now contains an additional arrow icon for dropdown menu. An agent can choose defined busy code or enter custom text.
      • Selected Busy status will be displayed inside the Queue Panel
  • [TT3331126] Enhancement – Show who is logged into each queue. The old queue view was removed and instead new one with tree like structure containing queues and agents (their status, comments, etc') introduced.
  • [TT3331910] Upgrade BCGPro to version 29.0
  • [TT3331907] Enhancement – VPConsole ExtDir service load optimization. VPConsole now uses external Directory service feature to provide only changed entries, so refresh is much faster.
  • [TT3331916] Enhancement – Calls arriving from Finesse we are not able to use the “join call” function. This issue fixes not only so-called Finesse call" but enables joining of calls from different lines on the same device. CiscoTSP lineDevSpcific function "Join-across-lines" is used to achieve this capability.
    • Join-across-lines should be enabled on Cisco Call manager settings:
    • System->Service parameters->Server(Choose)->Service(Cisco CallManager)->Join Across Lines Policy-> should be set to ON
    • Device specific settings may also need to be changed.

NOTE. Not all devices support Join across lines feature. Refer to Cisco documentation for device compatibility.

This update only requires that the CiscoSIM be updated as the older consoles will be able to join calls. However in the older consoles, the “Remove” (from conference) button may not work properly for such calls, so it is recommended to update Consoles as soon as possible

KNOWN ISSUE. If "Join call" is used on calls that are from two secondary lines, there may be an extra call with line showing as a conference member.


  • [TT3331929] Enhancement - Modify CPS when displaying Code Calls.
    • New properties and methods added to CPS engine to support customized popups for Code calls:
      • Version, CompareVersion, SetPopupColors, SetPopupTextSize, SetPopupOnTop, SetPopupTimeout.
      • CPS popup Window now can be resized or moved to another place and remembers size and position.
      • Several CPS popup windows can be opened at the same time. In this case:
        • popups are stacked to avoid overlapping
        • only first popup's size/position is saved/restored.
        • Enter, Esc and Space keys closes currently active (focused) popup dialog.
  • [TT3330754] Enhancement – Display dialog to users that get

Bug fixes

  • #9855     Fix: Invalid default text size in call list (Medium, should be Normal)
  • [TT3331895]      Fix: VPConsloe VPConsole visual defect - gridlines not aligned to header Fixed case in External Directory panel (depends on column re-ordering)
  • [TT3331937] & ]TT3330498] Fix: text needs adjusting (truncated)
  • #9874 Fix: Media service does not accept SAM usernames Old version of media service did not accept names in DOMAIN\user format. Fix allows use of both DOMAIN\user and [email protected] formats
  • [TT3331935] Fix: Ext Dir Layout Issues....Not saving user layout


  • [TT3331140] Enhancement – Add the Highlight feature to all lists the same as in External Directory. Added highlight feature to
    • BLF groups (list and icon view)
    • Group list
    • Queue display
    • Parked calls panel
    • Conference box
    • Queue list
    • Recent call log
  • [TT3331770] Enhancement – Deskbar for ACD Agent should have option “show tray icon” & icon has four (4) possible statuses.
  • [TT3331901] Enhancement – Add support of Tabbed Directories in the Ext Dir Service
    • Select service connection in ExtDir options
    • Press Edit, then Refresh and Save.
    • Auxiliary child connections will be created; they can be renamed or removed.
  • [TT3330990] Enhancement – Clear call tool is missing in Parked Calls panel.
  • [TT3330003] Enhancement – Feature to allow the admin to release licenses and see DN that is being used. Note: this is a partial implementation in VP License Administrat
    • Show extension number with host name.
    • F5 key now works as refresh key.
  • [TT3331394] Enhancement – Insert a comment specific to the call being highlighted
  • [TT3330498] ACD Enhancement – Provide ability to display Make Busy Status to user Call list caption flashes in Busy mode. Flashing can be turned off in Misc options.
  • [TT3331446] ACD Enhancement – Right-click on queue to log out
  • [TT3330909] ACD Enhancement – Need to Auto Log out Agents at defined time New option added in VPConfigurator "ACD configuration" tab.
  • [TT3331827] ACD Enhancement - Decline Call New toolbar button "Decline" added. Misc options contains address to redirect. Note: shortcut CTRL+ALT+D is available in a fresh installation or after registry cleaning (delete SettingsV2).
  • [TT3331907] VPConsole ExtDir service load optimization. Incremental data loading implemented so that VPConsole loads only updates since last check from External Directory Service.
  • #9771 Enhancement – Automatically use server IP in WebWidgets via "{Server}" tag (without quotes) in default widget configurations. Web Views would refresh on server change. NOTE. "{Server}" tag will not be automatically used if user already changed ip address, or used previous version of VistaPoint with WebWidgets support ( In such case user need to do clean install, or change server url manually using "{Server}" tag.
  • [TT3331919] Enhancement – Provide option in Mongo DB (HL7 DB) to support failover event in thick client. VPConsole: "{Server}" tag added to configuration of External Directory connection. This tag will be automatically replaced by IP address of current VistaTDS server (primary or secondary). During fail-over External Directory connection will be automatically switched to alternative server. Important Note: "{Server}" tag will not be automatically used if user already used External Directory connection before upgrading Console to In such case user need to do clean install, or change server URL manually using "{Server}" tag.

Bug fixes

  • [TT3331898] Fix: Call Assist not working in VPConsole
  • [TT3331797] Slowness due to memory leak when using Exchange Plugin Final fix in VPExchangePlugin component. Duplicate note entries has been eliminated.
  • [TT3331895] Grid lines are not aligned to the header
  • [TT3331897] Double grid lines in Call List, BLF list and External Directory views
  • [TT3331896] Cell height inconsistent when using grid lines
  • [TT3331759] Ext Dir Tabs not adjusting to change in screen resolution
  • [TT3331905] VPConsole don't refresh ExtDir panel
  • [TT3331899] Deskbar - Some calls getting stuck in the call list
  • [TT3331921] External Directory column layout changes when HA fail-over takes place
  • #9649 Fix - VPCallCtrl.ocx logging broken
  • #9701 Add logging to VPCallCtrl consistent with logging policy
  • #9659 VPConsole ExtDir options doesn't save connection state
  • #9164        Web Widget URL changes only after Console restart
  • #9160 URL in WebView panel is ignored if changed
  • #7807 Console crash on closing when CPS editor left open.
  • #8182 Watchdog log entry illegible with VistaTDS email notification

Other changes

  • #9602 Decode grid line color in VP Consoles log file
  • #9682 Remove deprecated projects.

WebConsole build_4.4.78.1301

  • [TT3331716]Fix an error found during testingof this TT item

WebConsole build_4.4.78.13

  • [TT3331586] Enhancement: Allow user to set Darker Grid Lines
  • [TT3331716] Enhancement: Highlighting option having the line selected background color become the color of the text
  • [TT3331857] Fix: WebConsole CSV Lookup not working
  • [TT3331900] Enhancement: Ability to hide Call Variables in Finesse Widget
  • [TT3331903] Fix: Defect - Finesse Widget Logging Issue
  • [TT3331908] Fix: WebConsole external directory not searching correctly when using more than one field

Note: TT3331857 requires Stand-Alone components of v4.4.78.13


  • [TT3331890] Fix: Issue found in when using Grid Lines
  • [TT3331853] WIN10 Client stability issues fixed


  • [TT3331716] Highlighting option as requested by customers by having the line selected background color become the color of the text. A new checkbox "Invert colors when selected" added in Highlight Options for External Directory.
  • [TT3331773] Deskbar for ACD Agent doesn’t have a way to define a backup server.
  • [TT3331586] VPConsole and VPDesktop now supports multicolor gridline, which is available in Call list, Extensions list and External Directory views.
  • [TT3330296] Fix: DEV/Cisco SIM: application will try to access dwMediaModes for NULL object.

[TT3331888] Fix: Console companion Finesse widget issue when closing the application.build_4.4.78.11

  • [TT3331719]Enhancement - Track time user clicked "Page" inside Call Tracker and Call Assist Modules
  • [TT3331789]WebConsole cosmetic issue when cells are sized fairly small (lower screen resolution)
  • [TT3331864]After WebConsole upgrade when LDAP is enabled from external directory service it creates issues. Fix: Improved External Directory list performance. The results when tested with 150K records are as follows:
    • Initial ExternalDirecotry loading ~30s
    • Tab change operation 3-4s
    • Various list operations (sorting, filtering) 2-3s

Recommended 'Page Size' setting when working with 150k records: 50000 Page Size can be set with VP WebConfigurator ExternalDirectory->Data Sources->Page size

  • [TT3331871]Change name of Agent Status Widget
  • [TT3331874]Fix:WebConsole Media Toolbar not staying hidden
  • TT3331875] Fix: VPConsole not saving Finesse Widget Settings
  • [TT3331880] Fix:Finesse Widget -   Call Variable data disappears
  • [TT3331881] Fix:Defect - Finesse Widget - Wrapup Codes don’t function
  • [TT3331882] Fix:Defect - Consoles not retaining last ext
  • [TT3331883] Fix:LDAP login in VPConsole and WebConsole are not retaining last extension logged in
  • [TT3331875] Fix: Defect VPConsole not saving Finesse Widget Settings
  • #9463Improve widgets logging by sending client log to server side



  • [TT3331879] Issue with build installer



  • [TT3331871]Change - Change name of Agent Status Widget
  • [TT3331664]Enhancement: Increase Emergency Alert number field capacity


    • Extensions can be written as a single extension (can have '+' prefix)
    • Extensions can be written with wildcards ('?' wildcard means any single symbol, it is used when number can start with prefix or a digit, 'x' or 'X' wildcard means any single digit)
    • Extensions also can be written as a range (range beginning has to be smaller or the same as range end, if range beginning and range end must have the same prefix - '+' or none, range cannot have wildcards, range extensions can be separated by '-' or by ':' with no other symbols in between).
    • Extensions and ranges written before '/', 'except', 'not' or 'exclude' are included in range, and ranges or extensions after these separators are excluded.
      • Extensions and ranges can be separated by whitespace (' '), comma (','), semicolon (';'), comma and semicolon can have whitespaces before and after them.
    • Examples:




Depends on usage context, can be 'No numbers' or 'All numbers'


Any number is valid (usage of '*' is allowed or forbidden depending on context)

123456,564 123 ; 911

Valid numbers are: 123456, 564, 123, and 911


Valid numbers are: 0450, 1450, 2450, ... 9450


Valid number is number 450 prefixed with any ASCII character

1000-2000 3000:5000 / 455x

Valid number are numbers from 1000 to 2000, 3000 to 5000 except numbers from 4550 to 4559


Additional notes:


  1. This new format has been implemented in multiple places for consistency:

a. Configurator:

i.     PCE:

    1. General - ACD - Rules:
    2. Add - Assigned Agents  (Empty field or '*' can be used as 'all numbers')
    3. Add - Devices to monitor
    4. Pool devices
    5. Devices to monitor
    6. Emergency - Alert Numbers
    7. Emergency - Extensions to monitor for alert numbers  ('*' can be used as 'all numbers')

ii.    Cisco SIM:

    1. General - SIM startup options:

a. Extensions  (Empty field or '*' can be used as 'all numbers')
b. Add - Extensions  (Empty field or '*' can be used as 'all numbers')

2. Call automation - Managed devices
3. Cisco Native Call Queuing - Add - Extensions that monitors Hunt Pilot (Empty field or '*' can be used as 'all numbers')
4. Cisco Unified Contact Center - Add – Watchers

2. New format (wild cards and exclude range) for emergency numbers is only valid if both - Server and Standalone Console clients are updated to the same version (, so do not use it until Console clients are at matching version.
3. New format (wild cards and exclude range) is not yet supported in WebConsole, so do not use not use new format until WebConsole is able to accept it.

  • [TT3331719] Enhancement: Track time user clicked "Page" inside Call Tracker and Call Assist Modules (Event Logger widget integration with StandAlone components). This is partial implementation (preview):
    • Event Logger widget integrated to Standalone console
    • Some events are not properly logged and will be fixed in next version.

Event or Action


Offered call event

Answered call event

Originated call event

Held call event

Retrieved call event

Dropped call event

Make call action

Answer call action

Hold call action

Unhold call action

Hangup call action

Send call action VTDS blind transfer

Consult call action Supervisor transfer

Complete call transfer action

Cancel call transfer action

Send InformaCast page




Not Logged

Not Logged


Partial (no names)





Partial (no name of third party)

Partial (no name of third party)

Partial (no name of third party)

Partial (no name of third party)

Not Logged


  • [TT3331866] LDAP login should read all extensions from telephone fields with multiple values
  • [TT3331797] Slowness noticed due to memory leak. Partial fix: Memory leak in Exchange plugin addressed.
  • #9225 External directory search and sorting by Note column does not work



  • [TT3331155]Update Enterprise directory applet java version. Solved by removing Java dependency from Enterprise Directory (task #8301):
    • VPEnterpriseSetup fresh install no longer requires Java
    • VPEnterpriseSetup update install removes jar java file (applet)
    • Additionally, call status refresh in ED window fixed.
  • [TT3331426]Enhancement - Need ability to Add/Edit Status Notes from within the Ext Dir contact menu
  • [TT3331594]Enhancement - Need ability to insert/edit status note from Ext Dir (Duplicate of TT3331426)
  • #9201 Reworking WebView to use chromium engine
  • [TT3331852] VPConsole WebView - memory leak on refresh. Fixed by reworking WebView to chrome engine (task #9201)   
  • [TT3331854] BLF Update option missing from Misc settings (VPConsole) (regress after TT3331718)
  • [TT3331797] Slowness noticed due to memory leak. Fixed memory leak in VistaPoint Exchange 2010 plugin
  • #9238 Empty error message when trying to add custom panel with existing name
  • #9239 No error message when renaming custom panel to already existing name
  • #9237 VPBrowserChild.exe need to show version and better name in ProcExp



  • EnumerateTapiDevices:
    • now show devices being enumerated immediately on console, opens in notepad at the end;
    • uses multicolumn (compact) output where possible by default;
    • Provides summary (totals by type) at the end of report
  • [TT3331851] BLF numbers are not populated to CallBox when BLF selected (regress after TT3331718)
  • [TT3331718] Support of WebView and Modules in Console Companion. Follow-up: fix default tcp port for Finesse Widget



  • [TT3331155]Update Enterprise directory applet java version. Partial

            Add ED (VpWebExt.dll) log collection to syslogger

  • [TT3331718]- Enhancement - Support of WebView and Modules in Console Companion:
    • Implemented web browsing feature inside Console Companion and Agent Console
    • Web panels can be created through "Settings"->"Options"->"Custom Panels"
    • Implemented floating and docking of panels as well as docking multiple panels into tabs
    • If panel is tabbed or fully visible on screen, it will be shown as available in the "View" drop down menu
    • Implemented support of Finesse and Call Assist widgets inside Standalone Consoles
    • Supported consoles: Console Companion, Agent Console
    • The URL for web widgets can be changed in the Custom Panel settings.

Note: WebView modules are dependent in Internet Explorer version - requires that Internet Explorer 11 be installed. IE11 is available by default in newest Windows versions (Win10+) or can be installed using IE11 offline installer from Microsoft's site.

  • [TT3331844]VPConsole misses first entry of multi-page ExternalDirectory service responses
  • [TT3331840]ExtDir VPConsole freezing during large directory refresh (100K entries)


    • Initial optimization: eliminate multiple calls to the same function inside loop and unnecessary copying of memory objects. Tab switch time reduced to ~10 seconds form 20-30 seconds)
    • use binary format for ExtDir cache (loads/saves 10 times faster)Tab switch time reduced to ~8 seconds
    • move ExtDir cache saving to separate (non-GUI) thread Tab switch time reduced to ~5-6 seconds
    • void duplicate operations (Sort, MakeVisibleLst) Tab switch time reduced to ~2.5 second
    • Pre-load telephone type strings instead of computing each time. Time for ordering by telephone type reduced

NOTE. Format of external directory cache file (external_directory.cache) has changed. When VPConsole with this update runs for the first time old saved cache file                  cannot be used, so external directory tabs will be empty until refreshed from server. Cache is saved in new format after refresh and subsequent runs will load cache correctly.

  •  #9155 Fix: CiscoSIM Unpark fails for park places with long numbers


VPConsole update (Client side only):

  • [TT3331830]Console connection to External Directory Service
    -  Additional enhancements: Translate telephoneType values into human readable text instead of type ids:
    - Enable search by custom phone types such as "Nurse phone" or "Nurse Station"
  • [TT3331830]Console connection to External Directory Service
    -BugFixincorrect data displayed when server reports all data in single page


VPConsole update (Client side only):

  • [TT3331830]Added support for Console connection to External Directory Service. Reduced memory usage when using large External Directories (more than 500,000 phone entries)


  • Compatibility
    Needs matching version of External Directory Service (at least, otherwise Externa Directory Service tab won't work 


Server-side changes

  • #8976Fix: ACD stops redirecting when logged out of single queue
  • [TT3331832]Fix:CSTAGateway crash when processing calls on long numbers

Client-side changes (Console)

  • [TT3331831]Fix:10 digit workaround not included in CPS. Executive.cpsjs with long numbers support


No changes - just number changed due to failing build


Server-side changes

  • #8987 Agent Greeting - CSTA Gateway. Recording and licensing support for WebConsole.
  • #8988 Media service - setup. Use different names for 32 and 64 bit setups: VPMediaSetup.exe / VPMediaSetup_x64.exe
  • #8988 Media service setup. Use different Display name in Control Panel: VistaPoint Media Service / VistaPoint Media Service 64bit           
  • [TT3331829] CiscoSIM service fails to stop after TDS connection lost
  • [TT3331274] VPTapiStart service is not seen in Configurator output (About box).
  • #8992 Media service license ignored in PCE

Client side changes

  • [TT3331820]Non-monitored phone should trigger emergency alerting by calling
    Added feature to Executive.cpsjs

VistaPoint Enterprise (

Agent Greeting Enhancements (TT3331808)

  • [TT3331779] Fix: Agent Greeting not working with VistaPoint ACD AutoParked Calls. Additional configuration options were added to the agent greeting dialog.
  • Agent Greetings are separated into three (3) types:
    • Personal Greeting - Greeting is configured based on dialed number (DID) and redirected from fields. It is played when a call for the agent matches the specified fields.
    • Personal Direct Greeting - Greeting is played when the agent's number was dialed by the caller.
    • Global Greeting - Played when no other greeting is applicable based on configuration.
  • [TT3331807] Enhancement: Ability to record voice through Media Service. An additional button, named "Record greeting", was added to the "Media" toolbar. When clicked, allows the user to specify the name of a recording and either start recording a greeting with the specified name or listen to the greeting.
    • Buttons are provided for both recording a greeting and playing it back.
    • Recording or playback state is specified inside the dialog during selected procedure.
    • If a recording name matches an existing one - recording will not be available.
    • In this case a "Delete" button is provided to erase a greeting if it is no longer needed.
    • Both recording and playback procedures can be stopped by either using the provided buttons or manually dropping the call on the phone.
  • [TT3331779] and [TT3331807] – Enhancement: Additional Media Service configuration options. Several options were added to the "Agent Greeting" section inside the Configurator.
    • Ability to restrict greeting playback to ACD Route-Points.
      • If option is selected, no greeting will be played unless configured for use with ACD Route-Point numbers. This means that "Personal Direct Greeting" and "Global Greeting" types will never be used, even when configured.
    • The "Voice recorder" section was added to the Media Service properties. Similar to "Agent Greeting", it is required to specify which CTI devices will be used for both recording and playback.
  • [TT3331813] Fix: Audible crackling during agent greeting eliminated any undesirable noise during "Agent Greeting" playback.
  • #8877     Media Service crashes on PCE message.

Other changes

Messages on the PCE were processed in an incorrect way, which could have led to future processing issues. This has been fixed to process messages the same way as CiscoSIM. NOTE: Due to this change, the updated Media Service cannot be used with previous versions of VistaTDS.

#8970 Occasionally, VistaTDS.log file is created in Windows folder.

    • [TT3331764] Fix: The InformaCast plugin is not working in VistaPoint. Error logging and use RecipientGroupServiceV1 endpoint.
    • [TT3330984] Fix: Enterprise Directory - LdapAdmin.asp is omitting a couple of tables necessary to complete configuration. Log error if ODBC connection fails.
    • #8930 Fix: Crash in number-translation dialog when regex pattern is invalid.
    • #8915 Fix:  AutoAnwser function does not reset its status after missed call.
    • [TT3331738] Change: Need to have CUCM option for 12X in SIM configuration.
    • [TT3331818] Enhancement - Need ability to send DTMF from Console to support alphanumeric pagers.
    • #8892 Change: ExtDir - reduce logging (follow logging guidelines).
    • #8975 Fix possible crash of VPConsole when removing device comments:
      Client-side bug (Possible crash of console when VistaTDS/PCE sends uninitialized member vars)). Server-side bug (VistaTDS/PCE sends uninitialized member vars)).

WebConsole 4.4.78

Issue when Finesse agent does not logout after WebConsole exit.
Fix which should logout Finesse agent during WebConsole close operations already was added in WebConsole v4.4.77.23. We also added new minor changes related with Finesse widget logoff operation in updated WebConsole v4.4.78.0.

Issue when Finesse agent does not work after phone reset.
We tested scenario when reset phone using CUCM administration GUI. In result of phone reset widget showed “Not Ready” agent status. After that we tried to set phone to ready status and it was successfully changed. It is possible that issue was fixed in version That version had few changes related with agent status handling. In case customer still reproduces issue with updated WebConsole v4.4.78.0 then we need browser network log (HAR) when user resets phone and after that fails to change agent state to “Ready”.


  • [TT3331683] Fix: Jabber plugin migrated to Jabber SDK v11.8.2. Implementation. Notes:  Jabber plugin of WebConsole supports only Chrome browser.  Firefox browser to be supported at a later date.
    • To enable Jabber plugin following Chrome extension should be installed: Cisco Web Communicator (https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/cisco-web-communicator/ppbllmlcmhfnfflbkbinnhacecaankdh)


  • [TT3331818] Enhancement - Need ability to send DTMF from Console for Pagers. Added to Web Console, Console Companion and Agent Console. WebConsole requires CiscoSIM and CSTAGateway of the same version for this feature to work. Standalone Consoles requires CiscoSIM of the same version for this feature to work.
  • [TT3331808] – Enhancement: Agent greeting needs to support UCCE. Part 1 - remove RP restriction (allow incoming call from any configured device)
  • [TT3331813] – Fix: Audible crackles at the end of Agent Greeting playback
  • [TT3331804]Deskbar Fix: First 3 digits of 10 digit DN's being replaced with "14"
  • [TT3331812] Fix: ACD initiated Unpark operation may fail in multi-SIM environment.
  • [TT3331795] Fix: After upgrading Outlook Companion to latest GA the BLF cells are abnormal.
  • Fixed VistaTDS crash when Media Service stops.
  • Internal: Add more logging in VPDeskband.


  • WebConsole Release notes:
    • [TT3331634] Fix: Console Companion & WebConsole: "Show Connected Party" disabled by default, to require admin login
    • [TT3331733] Fix: WebConsole "main" toolbar cannot be adjusted to show all the call control buttons when text is set to large or xlarge
    • [TT3331818] Enhancement - Need ability to send DTMF from Console for Pagers

 Note. WebConsole requires standalone components of same version.



  • [TT3330970] Deskbar: Receiving error when configuring any DN with Deskbar properties.
  • [TT3331333] Watchdog to tie into local SMTP to notify and fwd .dmp files if it ever takes corrective action. Note: Email sending has also been refactored for Emergency Call and Missed Call notifications (it might require additional testing). Affected components: VPConfigurator, VistaPoint PCE Server, VPWatchdog.
  • [TT3331634] Console Companion & WebConsole: "Show Connected Party" disabled by default, to require admin login.
  • [TT3331701] TLS (Transport Layer Security) 1.0 is a security risks and TLS 1.2 seems unsupported. Changed TLSv1_client_method to SSLv23_client_method (highest available).



  • [TT3330113] Enhancement - Agent Greeting - additional fix to avoid CiscoSIM and VPMedia collision when both installed on the same server. 


  • TT3331674 Enhancement: Add ACD Support into DeskBar.
    • Follow-up: improve usability, login in ACD, show message if server forces agent to log off from ACD.
  • TT3330113 Enhancement: Agent Greeting. Fully disabled media call processing for unlicensed Media Service applications.

Note: Removed need to manually enable media toolbar through registry in Console Companion and Agent Console.

  • WebConsole Release Notes build
    • [TT3331750] Update year in copyright strings (2018)



  • [TT3330113] Enhancement - Agent Greeting (Note. For Agent greeting installation and configuration see: Agent Greeting Setup.pdf)
  • [TT3331674] Enhancement: Add ACD Support into DeskBar.
  • [TT3331693] Fix: Console Companion, External Directory - Custom attributes data no longer appearing.
  • [TT3331765] Fix: Console licenses not released when PCE server crashed.
  • [TT3331141] Enhancement - Ability to Rename Ext Dir Tabs.

Known issues:

  • Usability issues of ACD Support in DeskBar
  • Deskbar doesn't remember what queues were logged in before
  • After restoring of VistaTDS connection user needs to log back in


  • [TT3330113] Agent Greeting - Internal release

build_4.4.77.16 (WebConsole) 

  • [TT3331715] Fix: Some BLF cells are showing idle state as “inactive” when idle in WebConsole
  • [TT3331727] Fix: Join call in WebConsole at connecting to server in not working


  • [TT3331247] Finesse Widget: license not found
  • [TT3331709] Enhancement: Cells forwarded to internal numbers, should display the name along with forwarded ext. info inside the BLF Cell [Implemented in WebConsole]


  • Internal test build


  • [TT3331709] Enhancement: Cells forwarded to internal numbers, should display the name along with forwarded ext. info inside the BLF Cell [Implemented in Console Companion]


  • [TT3331705] Enhancement - Arrow Keys must allow user to move up and down inside Ext Dir
  • [TT3331611] Enhancement - Add ability to auto clear search fields after call transfer using right-click inside directory.
  • [TT3331693] Console Companion, External Directory. Custom attributes data no longer appearing.
  • [TT3330079] Personal group name pre-appended "~" reduces efficiency of call processing. Partial: Except Outlook. After update VPConsole will no longer appends or removes "~" automatically, instead it will allow to do this manually.
    So, if user already has local groups, then these groups will look like before (with ~).
    • If user edits local BLF group then the ~ will be present as regular character, and can be removed or added manually.
    • If user creates new groups the ~ will not be added.
    • To avoid possible name conflict with global groups, VPConsole adds space to the end of local group name. Global groups coming from CUCM does not have space at the end (CUCM strips spaces), however with older consoles it was possible to enter space at the end.
    • If this is the case (global group name contains one space at the end, and matches local group's name) then only global group will be shown. To see local group you need to rename global group (BLFAdmin) without spaces at the end.
    • New version of BLFAdmin won't allow spaces at the end of group name.


  • [TT3331699] Fix: When using “join call,” the user must “reselect” the call in the call list to drop
  • [TT3331700] Fix: When starting a Conference call, you must “reselect” the call in the call list to drop


  • Version number increased due to incomplete build


  • [TT3331612] Fix: Exchange & CUPS Plugins. When swapping status note IDs (Jabber/Exchange) the order of notes remains for just a few minutes and then resets. This fixes the ordering by note ID. Notes from plugins are ordered by plugin ID. This change also supports BLF Cells to be vertically resized.
  • Fix possible CiscoSIM crash when using Cisco Native Call Queuing.
  • Internal: remove deprecated project VPExchangePlugin (replaced by VPExchange2010plugin).


  • [TT3331691]Fix:Park Panel in “BLF View” is missing CallerID of parked call.
    This is client-side fix - no need to update servers
  • [TT3331626] MSXML4 replaced by MSXML6


  • [TT3331682] Fix: VPLite/VPConsole not able to save last position of park panel


WebConsole  (

  • [TT3331680] Fix: Unable to send call to the same entry in Phonebook or groups without selecting a different entry first
  • [TT3331681] Fix: WebConsole the “Search at beginning of a field” option is checked but does not behave like it is checked


  • [TT3331685] Fix: issues noticed in build during ACD loop load testing.
  1. VPConsole - high CPU usage when ACD toolbar is enabled
  2. CiscoSIM memory leak (20-30 MB / day) in ACD loop test
  • #7053 – Fix: CiscoSIM - memory leak after pullback operation. 


  • [TT3331001] Fix: CiscoSIM may randomly fail to process fast asynchronous responses from TAPI. This fix may have positive impact on TT3331642 VistaPoint outages reported on
  • [TT3331654] Commandline tool for DB export. Additional fixes:
    • Correctly insert binary characters into string.
    • Accept multiline values.
    • Remove 8K line limit when importing csv files.
  • [TT3331656] Enhancement: Additional Parked Call information.
  • [TT3331662] Enhancement: Add option to Show/Hide agent’s ACD queues.
  • [TT3331666] Fix: SIM-related crash issue reported by customer in Patch that was provided is now included with this release. CiscoSIMx64_4.4.77.
  • [TT3331671] Fix: Need to re-select active call from the status window to CANCEL/COMPLETE Transfer.
  • [TT3331672] Enhancement: Provide option to Cancel Transfer using right-click.
  • [TT3331676] Fix: Incorrect call list sorting after call info changes.
  • [TT3331677] Change: Add radio button option to integrate with remote DB during server installation.
  • [TT3331678] Fix: License Administrator crash when PCE server is not started.
  • [TT3331679] Fix: Mouse right click on BLF not always set number in CallBox.
  • Cosmetic: Fix file name in VPLicAdm.exe version info (visible in explorer - properties).
  • Cosmetic: #6981 ERROR Invalid object reported in logs.
  • Cosmetic: #6941 Console icons missing on some commands.
  • Cosmetic: Empty error message displayed when user changes extension password and password do not match.
  • #6916 External Directory service does not start on test server. Workaround implemented: 2 trial licenses created for External Directory service (1 license consumed by PCE). NOTE: In production environment, you need to issue two licenses (VPEXTD)

Known issues

  1. DB export/import tool (VPDBExchange.exe) and DB export/import option in VPConfigurator may fail to import user password into new database.
    1. Password hashes are converted to binary data and stored in SQL server's NVARCHAR field.
    2. Binary data is not compatible with default SQL Server's UNICODE/ANSI translation rules. This depends on actual characters used in password.
    3. Database access library that was used for this tool losses some binary characters when reading and/or writing binary data.


  • [TT3331637] Fix: Issue seen when using Auto Pullback feature with external calls.
  • [TT3331642] Fix: VistaPoint crash scenarios:
    - Dead-lock/crash due to Fail fast policy (transformed to Continue with error indication)
    - Crash due to using deleted call object.
  • [TT3331654] New Tool for exporting databases
    • VPDBExchange.exe added to VistaPoint server Setup
    • VPConfigurator - DB import/export: #6842 Database import loses relations when table has identity column
    • VPConfigurator - DB import/export: #6843 Database might lose some data when importing subset of tables
    • VPConfigurator - DB import/export: #6845 misleading error messages when DSN connection fails.
    • VPConfigurator - DB import/export: #6833 Configurator export to csv creates empty record when table is empty

WebReports (

  • [TT3331542] Fix: Reporting: issue regarding numbers not matching between report types

WebConsole (

  • [TT3331651] Fix: When “+” is used to ID devices, the WebConsole is refreshing about 8 seconds after login. Displays error that no licenses are available
  • [TT3331644] Enhancement - Add Queue stats to Finesse Widgets [Show only assigned queues data]


  • [TT3331634] Fix: Do not show connected party in BLF when expanded (global option in Option->Display)
  • [TT3331640] Fix: WebConsole - pullback options should be disabled when pullback feature is not enabled on VPServer/SIM
  • [TT3331644] Enhancement: Add Queue Stats to Finesse Widgets
  • #6746 CPS script 'CSV Lookup' doesn't show greetings
  • #6619 Fix: Theme changing only works in Administrator mode

 WebConsole (

  • TT3331640 Change: WebConsole pullback options should be disabled when pullback feature is not enabled on Server/SIM
  • TT3331644 Enhancement: Add Queue Stats to all Finesse Widgets
  • #6746 Fix: CPS script 'CSV Lookup' doesn't show greetings


  • [TT3331634] Change: Console Companion & WebConsole: "Show Connected Party" disabled by default, to require admin login.
  • [TT3331640] Fix: WebConsole - pullback options should be disabled when pullback feature is not enabled on Server/SIM. Added MANAGEDTRANSFER capability support in CSTAGateway.
  • #6652 Service installs should not allow choosing everyone vs Just me.
    Affected installers:
    • VPIEPluginSetup
    • VPLync2013PresencePluginSetup
    • VPLyncPresencePluginSetup
    • VPExchange2010PluginSetup
    • VPGoogleCalendarPluginSetup
  • #6651 Use consistent prefix in product names (VistaPoint Enterprise)
    Affected components:
    • VPGoogleCalenderSQLSetup
    • VPIEPluginSetup
    • VPLync2013PresencePluginSetup
    • VPLyncPresencePluginSetup
    • VPWebGoogleIDGeneratorSetup
    • VPExchange2010PluginSetup
    • VPGoogleCalendarPluginSetup
  • #6703 Fix: Unable to change visibility of some columns in parked calls list view

WebConsole (

    • [TT3331324] Change: Naming convention of VistaPoint services should always be consistent [Updated SB server name]
    • [TT3331634] Change: Console Companion & WebConsole: "Show Connected Party" disabled by default, to require admin login

WebReports (

    • [TT3331635] WebReports - New report to show queue statistics grouped by CalledId
    • [TT3331636] Fix: Web reports (Queue Statistics)

WebConsole (

    • [TT3330884] Fix: External call not displayed in conference box
    • [TT3331231] Fix: WebConsole: unable to select multiple cells to add to personal group
    • [TT3331600] Fix: External Directory - WebConsole [Fixed hidden status column]
    • [TT3331603] Update - update existing FHIR HL7 interface to latest standard
    • [TT3331605] Fix: WebConsole continues to display Emergency Alert
    • [TT3331611] Enhancement - Add ability to auto clear Ext Dir search fields after call transfer
    • [TT3331616] Enhancement - Option to show item BOLD [Implemented in WebConsole]
    • #6324 Finesse re-login after sign-out in Firefox
    • #6325 Finesse login fields validation

Release Notes 


    • Change: #6626 64 bit setup must include 64 bit dbghelp.dll.
    • Fix: #6608 possible crash of Agent console crash when changing groups
    • Fix: #6516 Send call not working if pullback option selected in console but not enabled on server.
    • build_4.4.76.12
    • Fix: bug #6499 Pullback options in Console (radio button) may show double selection.
    • TT3331620 Fix: Calls are not being redirected to a free agent. Merged from CiscoSIM patch
    • TT3331572 Fix: Random phones are unable to be set to DND. Merged from CiscoSIM patch
    • TT3331616 Enhancement: Option to show item BOLD (final)



    • TT3331520 Enhancement to Call Back feature – show who the call was redirected from on RNA
    • build_4.4.76.5
    • TT3331610 Fix: VistaTDS crash (#6247 PCE stability test Fixed crash found during ACD loop testing and in CallGenerator tests.
    • TT3331622 Fix: VPConsole startup time increased and Emergency notification fails (regress in .
    • TT3331621 Fix: Transferring call results in loss of call comment
    • TT3331587 Enhancement: Auto Refresh Ext Directories
    • TT3331611 Enhancement: Option to auto clear search fields after call transfer
    • Cosmetic Console GUI fix - Call box was incorrectly cleared when row is unselected in external directory.


    • Internal: Reduce # of ACD log messages at info level
    • Internal: Add ANNOTATION DUMP feature to VistaTDS to ask dump of internal structures from Configurator
    • TT3331617 Fix: Can no longer create a functional secondary SIM instance
    • TT3331579 Enhancement - new method to transfer calls in UCCX/E deployments

Build Release Notes

WebConsole (

  • [TT3331600] Defect - External Directory - WebConsole
  • [TT3331601] Defect - Status notes not being displayed inside Ext Dir of WebConsole
  • [TT3331602] Enhancement - Ability to search multiple words in Ext Dir
  • #6134 WebConsole - Join call button is not disabled when conference is selected

ACD Reporting Module (

  • [TT3331566] Fix: Defect - Web-based Reports: Data not consistent when generating different report types

VistaPoint Enterprise (


  • Internal: Enhancement of test tools / scripts


  • PCE Stability: #6186 memory leaks. Make background handle collector more aggressive (normal priority, event based processing);
    • Ensure internal VTDSUser object decrements reference counter when removed from list;
    • Add more logging and periodic memory statistics;
  • Fix memory leaks in iQEnumTapi
  • PCE stability. Eliminating uninitialized memory access warnings
  • #6169 VPConfigurator-Database-Remove all BLFs: VPNotes does not remove extensions


  • PCE Stability - missing pointer check for NULL
  • Fix crash in Consoles on Windows 7.
  • Internal: Enhancement of test tools / scripts (Start/Stop scripts)
  • Internal: fix call_generator connect/disconnect and log file usage


  • PCE stability:
    #6151 VTDS mismatched memory cleanup on Device removal
    #5955 Failed to connect VistaPCE server (PCE crash)
    • Eliminating "Uninitialized memory used" warnings
    • Fix change flags initialization on new objects
    • Fixing issue that internal call structure is rewritten instead of copying         
    • Fixing issue that just part of message is zeroed
    • Fixing issue that wrong structure pointer is passed to function (required VTDSCall, but sent VISTACALL)
    • Fixing wrong pointer passed (pointer passed was of incorrect structure, which is shorter and later used as longer one.
    • Fixing possible issue when modules may

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