Jesper M. Christensen

SharePoint and Security

Category Archives: Windows Vista

VMware Infrastructure Client 2.5 crashes / closes


Hmmm, I suddenly got a problem with my VMware infrastructure client 2.5 on my Windows Vista 32-bit SP1: The program just exits or crashes with a memory error.

This happened when I:

  • Selected a virtual machine
  • Edited virtual machine settings
  • Opened a console

I couldn’t find any update or support-hits on this on VMware support site, and managed to solve the problem by copying libeay32.dll, ssleay32.dll to "%ProgramFiles%\VMware\Infrastructure\Virtual Infrastructure Client\Launcher". They can be found in the "%ProgramFiles%\\VMware\Infrastructure\Virtual Infrastructure Client\2.5" folder.

Install/uninstall Windows Vista Languagepack


If you have Windows Vista Enterprise or Ultimate you can install additional languagepacks for your menu’s and dialog-boxes.

Simply use the Windowsupdate feature (available through properties of "My Computer" in the lower left corner) or the Control Panel to select and install your languagepack

To uninstall you need to go into the Control Panel, Clock, Language and Regional Options and press the tab "Keyboards and Language". You will find the install/uninstall button here (nice, it took me a while to figure out to uninstall the "update" from here)

A guide with step-by-step instructions and screenshots can be found here:

http://thelazyadmin.com/blogs/thelazyadmin/archive/2007/04/18/vista-language-packs.aspx

Remove cached credentials in Windows


In Windows you have the possibility to save passwords for servers, websites etc. with e.g. the "runas /savecred" command. Sometimes you need to reset or remove these cached credentials, and you need to use a "hidden" tool.

  1. Click Start, Run
  2. Type rundll32.exe keymgr.dll, KRShowKeyMgr and hit enter
  3. Remove the credentials cached

I have tested this procedure with Windows XP and Windows Vista

Windows Vista SP1 for download and offline installation


Windows Vista SP1 is now available in English, Spanish, French, German and Japanese as a single file. You can read about the changes on this Microsoft technet webpage:

http://technet2.microsoft.com/WindowsVista/en/library/b984ce70-701b-4565-868e-51d1ba47555d1033.mspx?mfr=true

If you need to update just a single computer with Windows Vista, it is recommended that you use Microsoft Windows Update as this package is only around 65MB. The offline downloadable servicepack is 435MB of size.

Download your Windows Vista SP1 now from here (soon other languages will follow):

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=b0c7136d-5ebb-413b-89c9-cb3d06d12674&DisplayLang=en

Windows Vista Readyboost


The new ReadyBoost-feature in Windows Vista give you the possibility to add more performance to your system with an USB memory-stick. When the autorun-window pops up simply choose ReadyBoost (if you have turned it off, right-click the USB drive in Windows Explorer, Click Properties and activate the ReadyBoost.
 
Pay attention to the performance on your USB-stick as some is actually too slow for this feature. Windows Vista makes a performance test, bu sometimes this doesn’t give you the speed you want.
 
Read this article for more information and test-results for USB-sticks: USB Flash Memory for Windows Vista ReadyBoost