Configuration Guide for using AudioCodes MP-114 with Asterisk 11

I think that Audiocodes is one of the better SIP PSTN gateways available on the market: the problem with this device (besides its high cost) has always been its most unfriendly user interface.

In this post I’ll show how to get working an AudioCodes MP-114 with Asterisk 11: this device is an FXO unit with 4 ports. Continue reading

Integrating Fax for Asterisk in Asterisk 11

Muirhead_fax_machineAs much as we may hate it, there are still some transactions that require fax. Fax is an old archaic dinosaur technology but… the reality is that fax usage is everywhere… and probably will be for quite some time for no other reason than the complete and utter simplicity of fax usage!

In a rather smart move on Digium’s part, they’ve also rolled out Free Fax For Asterisk (FFA) where you can get a free 1-channel license for an Asterisk installation. This will suffice to fax small offices need.

In this post I’ll show you how to install and configure FFA in Asterisk 11. Continue reading

Migrate a domain controller from Windows 2003 R2 SBS to Windows 2012

Windows 2012 logoIn this blog post , I am going to list the steps involved in transition from a Windows 2003 R2 Small Business Server Domain Controller to a Standard Windows 2012 Domain Controller.

The server involed in this process are:
Windows 2003 Small Business: adc-sbs
Windows 2012 Standard: adc-2012.

First of all, I’ve installed the Windows 2012 Server using a static IP address and set the preferred DNS server “pointing” to adc-sbs ip address. Next we have totally updated both Servers with all the latest Windows, and verified that the date/time is correct. Continue reading