Create a Forest Level Trust between Windows 2008 ADC

TrustIn this post I’ll show how to create trust between two different Forest each of these based on a single Windows 2008 ADC.

Briefly in Windows Active Directory any type trust allows users in one domain to access resources in another domain it can be either one-way or two-way. In a one-way trust, as the name itself it is one way and unidirectional, one domain’s users access another domain’s resources, not the other way around.

Differente in two-way trust: users in both domains may access the other domain’s resources. Continue reading

Simple Mail to SMS gateway using Portech MV 37X

MobileSMSIn this post I will describe how to make a simple Email to SMS Gateway, using Portech MV37x and PHP code running on a Linux server.

Operation is simple: the code will poll the configured imap a folder, and if detect a new email it will send a Short Message Service (SMS) using the Portech hardware device. The recipient’s mobile number must be specified in the email subject (the subject must be a number or the email will be ignored) and the text will be the body in the email itself (truncated to 140 chars).
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Install PHP 5.3 on IIS 7 Windows 2008 SP2

phpTShirtIn this post I’ll write about installation process of PHP 5.3 on Windows 2008 SP2 (not R2), with Sql Server support.
After some headcaches I’ve found that in Windows 2008 SP2 (NOT R2) it is possibile to install PHP 5.3 at most: with subsequent releases version the Sql Server driver for PHP won’t work in any way (missing depencies and other problems). Continue reading