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

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How to diff two folders in windows without using any software

Difference

It is not so difficult to get the diff between two folders in windows without using any software ad-hoc. Continue reading

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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

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Migrate a domain controller from Windows 2008 to Windows 2012

AgenThe environment is very simple: single domain in single forest and we do not use Exchange and other stuff. Only AD and file shares.

The Windows 2008 Domain Controller is configured to be the only Adc for the domain test.local: this server is also the DNS server for this domain.

We’re going to migrate to Windows 2012 Server, and power off the Windows 2008 ADC.

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