windows 2003

Solution

SOLVED: Adobe Reader X hangs after opening a PDF file

Some time ago i noticed that when I opened a PDF file, Adobe Reader X stopped responding for sometime. I noticed it happens on Windows 2003, Windows 7 and Windows 2008. after some investigation I found a solution in disabling Adobe’s “new” Protected Mode feature.

  1. Open Adobe Reader X
  2. navigate to Edit->Preferences->General
  3. clear the check-mark at “Enable Protected Mode at startup”
  4. Click OK to save the changes (acknowledge the warning)
  5. Shutdown Adobe Reader X

You can also disable protected mode through a registry key

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\10.0\FeatureLockDown]

“bProtectedMode”=dword:00000000

EDIT: In Acrobat Reader XI the location hast changed to: Edit->Preferences->Security (Enhanced)

 

Change NIC Configuration by command-line

Last week I was looking for a way to configure certain NIC  options by command-line/script. Options like binding order and disable services on nic’s. Initially I found it hard to find any scripts/tools. Eventually I was pointed (thanks Edwin) to a tool called NVSPBind.

To get help run “nvspbind.exe /?”

C:\>nvspbind /?

Hyper-V Network VSP Bind Application 6.1.7690.0.
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Usage: nvspbind option NIC protocol

Options:
/n display NIC information only
/u unbind switch protocol from specified nic(s)
/b bind switch protocol to specified nic(s)
/d disable binding of specified protocol from specified nic(s)
/e enable binding of specified protocol to specified nic(s)
/r repair bindings on specified nic(s)
/o show NIC order for specified protocol
/+ move specified NIC up in binding order for specified protocol
/- move specified NIC down in binding order for specified protocol
/++ move specified NIC up to top of binding order for specified protocol
/– move specified NIC down to bottom of binding order for specified protocol

There are three variations available here:

Microsoft_Nvspbind_package.EXE is the standard 64 bit version for server core.
32bit_Nvspbind_package.EXE is a 32 bit version that works on Vista and newer.
XP_Nvspbind_package.EXE is a reduced functionality 32 bit version that works on XP and newer.