AsteriskNOW 1.7 & FreePBX – Change All Default Passwords

When you install AsteriskNOW 1.7.1, the default username/password for the FreePBX Admin console is set to admin/admin. After logging in for the first time it is a good idea to change it as this can be a security risk. It is recommended that your password contain a mix of lowercase and UPPERCASE letters, numbers, and/or symbols.

Enable the Built-in PDF Viewer in Google Chrome

The recent releases of Google Chrome (6 and up) uses a built-in PDF viewer to open PDFs. However, it's not enabled by default or may have been disabled. If so, Chrome will use Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Reader to display PDFs. Follow the suggestions below if you're having trouble viewing PDFs within Chrome, using Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Reader.

Remote Desktop Connection (RDP) to the console session

When you Remote Desktop to a Windows XP Professional computer, you always connect to the console (main/default) session as XP Pro is limited to one interactive session. However, When you remote desktop to Windows 2003 Server or higher, the default is to start a new session. As many seasoned Remote Desktop users are aware, you can run into a lot of problems installing software in a Terminal Services session that isn't the console session.