Windows Server 2012 Inside Out

Errata for Windows Server 2012 Inside Out




The errata list is a list of errors and their corrections that were found after the product was released. If the error was corrected in a later version or reprint the date of the correction will be displayed in the column titled "Date Corrected".

The following errata were submitted by our customers and approved as valid errors by the author or editor.

Color Key: Serious Technical Mistake Minor Technical Mistake Language or formatting error Typo Question Note Update



Version Location Description Submitted By Date Submitted Date Corrected
Printed
Page 38
2nd Note

"DNS information can be stored in traditional zone files, Active Directory-integrated zones, or application partitions, which are new to Windows Server 2012." Custom application partitions were introduced in Windows Server 2003.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Yes, of course. Should state simply: DNS information can be stored in traditional zone files, Active Directory-integrated zones, or application partitions.

matthew grossman  May 17, 2013  Sep 27, 2013
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Page 123
2nd paragraph

running ws2012 standard: bcdedit /export c:\backup\bcd results in: store export operation failed Insufficient system resources to complete operation Howeevr, citing file and extension: bcdedit /export c:\backup\bcd\bcd.tmp (or any file extension) results in successful execution and import back I've read that file and file extension shouldnt be necessary. Is it?

Note from the Author or Editor:
The examples should show the full path, including the file extension: bcdedit /export c:\backup\bcd.dat and bcdedit /import c:\backup\bcd.dat The c:\backup folder must exist or you'll get an error stating the system cannot find the path specified.

matthew grossman  May 18, 2013  Sep 27, 2013
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Page 125
last paragraph

Windows Memory Test should be Windows Memory Tester

Note from the Author or Editor:
Should be: Windows Memory Tester and "The Windows Memory Tester entry"

matthew grossman  May 18, 2013  Sep 27, 2013
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Page 138
2nd paragraph

"enable-servermanagerstandarduserremoting <computer>\<user> ...add the -Confirm parameter to eliminate the prompt to confirm..." Regardless of whether -confirm:$false or -confirm:$y is used to eliminate the prompt, prompt still appears. Removing -confirm and replacing it with -force completed the operation.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Yes, should be: Add the -Force parameter...

matthew grossman  May 18, 2013  Sep 27, 2013
Printed
Page 180,185,186
Figures

The figures 4-12,13, and 14 are the wrong screen shots.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Thank you so much for letting me know about this issue! I've already written to Microsoft this evening to get this corrected and updated as soon as possible. I really appreciate you taking the time to enter the errata for update.

Kevin Aland  Feb 16, 2013  May 03, 2013
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Page 196
top paragraph

"If you get into trouble...you can reset Group Policy to its default configuration by using the dcgpofix command-line utility..." The dcgpofix tool (unless changed for WS2012) is made to "reset" either the default domain policy or the default domain controllers policy. Your statement is correct if we assume someone is putting settings for mmcs inside one of the two domain poliices. It is best practice to not alter these policies and to create separate GPOs. If one is altered, its usually the domain policy for password and lockout policy modifications. The unaware admin who runs that command to clear up mmc settings could change a lot more than he/she bargained for. :)

Note from the Author or Editor:
If you get into trouble, such as could happen if you prohibit all snap-ins but neglect to enable snap-ins needed for management, you'll need edit or delete the GPO. You can reset a default policy to its default configuration by using the Dcgpofix command-line utility...

matthew grossman  May 22, 2013  Sep 27, 2013
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Page 214
3rd bullet

"...navigate the folder structure to %systemroot%\ProgramData..." this path doesnt exist should be "...navigate the folder structure to %systemdrive%\ProgramData..." or just C:\ProgramData..."

Note from the Author or Editor:
Each occurrence of %SystemRoot% on page 214 should %SystemDrive%

matthew grossman  May 23, 2013  Sep 27, 2013
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Page 285
bulleted lists

IRQ Line - IRQ Line used by the device. Values are shown as integers, such as 10. should be IRQ - IRQ Line used by the device. Values are shown as hexadecimal, such as 0xFFFFFFD8 (-40).

Note from the Author or Editor:
Yes, should read: IRQ - IRQ Line used by the device. Values are shown as hexadecimal, such as 0xFFFFFFD8 (-40).

matthew grossman  Jun 05, 2013  Sep 27, 2013
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Page 299
figure 7-15

Figure 7-15 shows the Add Hardware wizard, whereas the preceding paragraph describes Figure 7-15 as showing conflicting devices and an unknown PCI Modem device.

Note from the Author or Editor:
new image provided

matthew grossman  Jun 12, 2013  Sep 27, 2013
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Page 1025
2nd line in the "Note"

The text reads: ...If you don't want DNS clients to resolve names using devolution, "Disable" the Primary DNS Suffix setting in the Administrative Templates for Computer Configuraiton...... I think you meant to say - Enable: ...If you don't want DNS clients to resolve names using devolution, "Enable" the Primary DNS Suffix setting in the Administrative Templates for Computer Configuraiton......

Note from the Author or Editor:
Text should state: If you don't want DNS clients to resolve names using devolution, disable the Primary DNS Suffix Devolution setting...

Jeremy Sung  Feb 12, 2013  May 03, 2013
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Page 1172
Last Paragraph

Text states “ The Windows Server 2008 domain functional level adds support for Active Directory Recycle Bin…”. Most likely a typo/omission and should be Windows 2008 R2 for AD Recycle Bin support. However, it is a Forest Functional Level and not a Domain Functional Level so wording could be clarified. Source: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/understanding-active-directory-functional-levels%28v=ws.10%29.aspx

Note from the Author or Editor:
Should read: "The Windows Server 2008 R2 forest functional level adds support for Active Directory Recycle Bin…”. Also, in Table 25-1 and Table 25-2 the entry for Windows Server 2008 should read: Windows Server 2012 Windows Server 2008 R2 Windows Server 2008

Pete C  May 27, 2013  Sep 27, 2013