How to rename a Domain Controller in Windows 2008

In some cases in the real sysadmin world you have to rename an AD Server Hostname. In this post I’ll show all steps involved in this process.

Att.: Domain Controllers configured as a Certificate Authority (CA) cannot be renamed.

Check Active Directory domain and forest functional levels
The domain and forest functional levels must be at least Windows 2003 to change the domanin controller name.
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Why do Windows 2003 servers hangs ? Simple: Taplika !!!

Taplika Browser HijackerSome days ago I’ve installed a new software in a old Windows 2003 SBS, and after that I’ve found that I’ve installed Taplika too.
After that I’ve uninstalled correctly the related software but at the next logon…. windows server hangs at logon process…….. and I cannot get my desktop……
I found that it happens because of Browser Hijacker that left some goodies.
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Asterisk Mail2Fax using FFA in poor man style !

FUNNY_TOILETS_LONMED_2549_03The serious name is email to fax gateway, but we prefer to call it “email2fax in poor man style”.
We have an asterisk pbx with Fax for Asterisk module from Digium installed correctly (or SpanDSP), and we want to implement in a very simple and fast way an email2fax procedure.
We can use the very simple script below, that we can run automatically every 10 min using cron. Continue reading