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I got the following error while installing Exchange 2010: “There are no more endpoints available from the endpoint mapper. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x800706D9)”

I looked up HRESULT 0x800706D9 which is defined in winerror.h as EPT_S_NOT_REGISTERED with the same error text.

I looked at the ExchangeSetup.log in C:\ExchangeSetupLogs and this indicates that the error occurs when the install-ADTopologyService cmdlet tries to add some rules to the firewall:

Windows Firewall LogoThe Windows Firewall service was disabled, so I set it to Automatic, started it and enabled it and then the setup ran without errors

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  • Crack WEP Encryption

    I think everybody knows that using WEP to encrypt your WiFi network is not very safe. To demonstrate this I will show you how easy it is to crack the WEP encryption in this post.

    Note that I am using my own Access Point here so I am not actually cracking someone else’s WEP Key.


  • In this post I am using the 32 bit back|track 5 VMWare image which you can use with VMWare Workstation or VMWare player.back|track downloads

    After starting the back track Virtual Machine you can login with username root and password toor

    back track 5 logon screen


  • Installing Dell Wireless 5530 HSPA Mini PCI

    EDIT: See my followup article to learn how to reverse driver_auth.exe, decrypt and encrypt dell_wwan_sysID.dat.

    I bought a Dell Wireless 5530 HSPA Mini PCI card for my Dell Precision M4500 laptop.

    This is a small expansion card that works together with the built in SIM card slot that is present in most Dell (Business) laptops.

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    This SIM card slot is usually located near the battery compartment:


    The card was installed in a few minutes since the antenna cables were present already and on my laptop I only needed to remove the backcover with just one screw.

    Then I wanted to install the required software but this card is not officially supported in the M4500 (I bought this card because it was much cheaper on ebay).

    So I took the driver from the M4400/Latitude E range, labeled R251153 but I got this error message when installing:

    Internal error 23000. Authentification failed. The Dell Wireless 5540 HSPA Mobile Broadband Mini-Card cannot be installed on this computer



    Post Ratings Rant

    On my blog I offer visitors the options to rate the articles I write using either thumbs up/down or a 1-10 star rating.

    I am interested in what content my readers like so these ratings (and of course comments you leave) indicate what kind of articles you like and which you don’t.

    However some people feel the need to abuse this, take a look at this:




    WordPress redirects to wp-admin/install.php

    My blog has been down for a short period, if you tried to open WordPress would redirect to wp-admin.install.php and you would see this message:


    I suspected it was a database problem so I went to phpMyAdmin and did a check on all tables:


    Even though MySQL reported all tables to be okay, I tried to repair the wp_options table since this is a common issue with WordPress and indeed this fixed the problem!

    International Karate+

    A few weeks ago I turned on my old Commodore Amiga A1200 which had been stored for 15 years or so.

    The idea was that my kids can use it as a game computer but tonight I couldn’t resist and I played some of the old games.

    Do you remember International Karate+?


    It’s still a very nice game to play with excellent gameplay even though it seems that my Suzo Arcade joystick has had it’s best time (Luckily I have a 2nd one somewhere but I can’t find it).

    I also noticed there is an online flash based clone of International Karate+.

    It’s not’s as good as the real thing especially in the gameplay but it’s done very well.

    Change Driveletter Commandline Tool

    Some time ago (2008 actually) I wrote a tool that can assign driveletters given a volumename. I use it myself after SysPrep operations to assign the desired drive letters. For instance after cloning a Virtual Machine from a template.

    I noticed that I updated this tool sometime after the original post but never uploaded it here. The most important changes are:


    Again a note that is mainly for myself since I tend to forget these kind of things and always spend much time to look it up…

    Default settings for the HP 8/20q FC SAN Switch are:

    username: admin
    password: password
    default ip:

    HP Simple SAN Connection Manager (SSCM)

    If you are looking for the HP Simple SAN Connection Manager Software (aka HP SSCM) then you’ve come to the right place. HP seems to be really good at hiding their software on the web but I found it.

    Go to and user the following credentials to access:

    username: SSCM_3X_KIOSK
    password: s3*S#M1$

    Then you can download by clicking Receive for Free.

    EDIT: I also found a direct link on HP’s FTP Server

    Just a reminder to Self for future reference, the default credentials for HP Storageworks P2000 (G3) are:


    username: manage
    password: !manage