Shawn Weisfeld

I find when I talk to myself nobody listens. - Shawn Weisfeld
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Missing “Run As” in VISTA

So you got a new Vista computer, you right click and you notice your “Run As” option is gone. Well enter Mark Russinovich and the folks at SysInternals to save the day again. They created a nice little tool that will add it back. You can download it from here

posted @ Sunday, August 2, 2009 12:59 PM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ Windows ]

Mac vs. PC ads: Apple Please Stop the Hypocrisy

Below is the text of one of their latest adds titled "Legal Copy", that is far too small and scrolls way too fast for any normal human to read. My purpose for posting this is to show the shear lunacy of Apples recent line of commercials. ALL computers require maintenance. ALL computers require anti-virus and malware protection. ALL computers require backup. This is nothing new. I think that Apple is doing a disservice to its customers with the implications that their computers do not require the afore mentioned items. However we live in a free country and people vote with...

posted @ Sunday, May 3, 2009 1:31 AM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ Apple Mac Microsoft Windows ]

Clear Kerberos Tickets cached on your computer

Having trouble authenticating to that website on the intranet? Try clearing out your cache of Kerberos tickets on your computer. . . “klist tickets” will list all the tickets you currently have“klist purge” will clear them outMore information at you can download the tool at

posted @ Monday, September 15, 2008 10:26 PM | Feedback (1) | Filed Under [ Windows ]

UAC in Vista not granular enough?

I had the following chat with one of my coworkers yesterday and I thought I would share. . . What are your thoughts? BTW: if you have already seen Microsoft’s latest product “Mojave” you have got to check it out! Mr. Smith [8:19 AM]:Hey what do you think of this?, Shawn A [8:29 AM]:I think there is a bigger issueWeisfeld, Shawn A [8:29 AM]:so from reading that article the user doesn't like the granularity of UACWeisfeld, Shawn A [8:29 AM]:(i.e. either No access, or full access)Weisfeld, Shawn A [8:29 AM]:IMHO a bigger problem is that so many people just turn...

posted @ Saturday, August 16, 2008 12:40 PM | Feedback (2) | Filed Under [ Windows ]

Did Windows loose a Window?

Got a good question today and thought I would share the result incase someone else has a problem.  My college was bringing up Netmeeting’s Find Someone window and while it would appear in the Task Bar it was not visible on the screen. After a search for “Windows XP” and “Window Placement” (also tried “Window Location”) no results came up. So we started guessing at a solution. We noticed that when we right clicked on the button in the task bar we got a option for Maximize and then we could see the window but when we pressed restore it...

posted @ Thursday, May 29, 2008 7:41 PM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ Microsoft Windows ]

Applying Computer Settings SLOOOOOW

Whenever I boot up my Windows XP SP 2 machine it hangs on the “Applying Computer Settings” screen for about 5 minutes. I found out that this might be due to the “Network Location Awareness (NLA)” service. After disabling this service in the Computer Management console everything went back to normal. Instructions: Right click on “My Computer” and select “Manage”. Open up the “Services and Applications” node then the “Services” node. Find “Network Location Awareness (NLA)” in the list and right click and select properties. Change the startup type to “Disabled” and then press ok. Reboot your computer and see...

posted @ Monday, October 22, 2007 12:10 PM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ Windows ]

SPN’s (Service Principal Names)

Having problems authenticating? Maybe you need an SPN? Here is some information on SPN’s (Service Principal Names), but basically SPN’s allow a client to find a service for Kerberos authentication. SPN information from MSDN SPN information from TechNet SPN information from SQL Server Docs

posted @ Thursday, August 16, 2007 1:54 PM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ .NET ASP.NET Microsoft Windows ]

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