Archive for January, 2013

SCCM 2012 OSD variable OSDDiskpartBiosCompatibilityMode not working, causes 0x000000ED BSOD

I ran into this issue with a Windows XP image being applied using SCCM 2012. After the minisetup the machine crashed with the following BSOD (0x000000ED, UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME):

Alecto WS-1300 Wireless Plant Sensor teardown

The Alecto WS-1300 is a wireless plant observation system. It consists of a base unit and one or multiple plant sensors. The default system includes the base unit and one plant sensor. Optional sensors can be ordered from the manufacturer (Alecto). Although it seems Alecto just re branded a Chinese product (more about that later) […]

The case of the 340.000 contacts in a user mailbox

One of our users suddenly had this issue, this user had over 340.000 contacts most of them duplicates. As it turns out it was a syncing issue with his mobile phone. Deleting 340.000 contacts using Outlook is a painful task, so I figured out another way to do it. Here are the steps I took: […]