Exam Ref 70-410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012

Errata for Exam Ref 70-410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012




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Safari Books Online
1.1
Objective Review

(page 1.1 listed in 'Page number of error:*' section above is referencing section as seen on safari site as opposed to an actual page number which is not available on site) Question 5 - "which of the following are valid reasons why administrators might want to install their windows server 2012 servers by using the server core option? (Choose all that apply)" one of the correct options: B- The Window Powershell 3.0 interface in windows server 2012 has many more cmdlets tham windows powershell 2.0 The inclusion of 'b' as a valid reason for a CORE SERVER option may be a bit confusing as this is a general benefit of running windows server 2012, whether server core or full gui, and not an exclusive benefit of core installation. Even more to the point with powershell 3.0 being available to win 7, win 2008 this is not a benefit exclusive to srv 2012. The correct answers themselves seem more suited for a different general question of benefits of win 2012 while the bullet points under 'Using server core/The advantages of running servers using server core' feel like the correct answer to the question as it is asked.

Note from the Author or Editor:
p67 (PDF) change q5 correct answers to read A and C change answer B to read as follows: B. Incorrect: The inclusion of additional cmdlets in Windows PowerShell 3.0 is not a benefit exclusive to Server Core..

keisha fields  Feb 20, 2013  Mar 15, 2013
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Page 3
2nd paragraph, 2nd bullet point

Under the Bullet entitled "Windows Server 2012 Standard" The Standard edition includes the full set of Windows Server 2008 features should state The Standard edition includes the full set of Windows Server 2012 features

Note from the Author or Editor:
Change bullet as follows: Windows Server 2012 Standard The Standard edition includes the full set of Windows Server 2012 features and differs from the Datacenter edition only in the number of virtual machine (VM) instances permitted by the license.

Wayne Doney  Feb 10, 2013  Mar 15, 2013
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Page 4
Note section at the bottom

"create more than four VMs on a copy of Windows Server 2012 Enterprise" should be "create more than 2 VMs on a copy of Windows Server 2012 standard" The number 4 is from Server 2008 R2 Enterprise edition, there is not Enterprise edition anymore.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Change note on p4 to read as follows: The limitations specified in Table 1-1 are those of the license, not the software. You can, for example, create more than two VMs on a copy of Windows Server 2012 Standard, but you must purchase additional licenses to do so.

Sven Decock  Dec 10, 2012  Jan 18, 2013
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Page 5
second to last paragraph

"In practice, you are unlikely to come across a computer with 32 GB of RAM and only 32 GB of disk space." I believe this should be 512MB RAM as this sentence seems to be talking about finding a server with the min. specifications.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Change sentence in second to last para on p5 to read as follows: "In practice, you are unlikely to come across a computer with 512 GB of RAM and only 32 GB of disk space."

Sven Decock  Dec 10, 2012  Jan 18, 2013
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Page 5
second to last paragraph

The original text of "In practice, you are unlikely to come across a computer with 32 GB of RAM and only 32 GB of disk space." is CORRECT but has been recently changed to 512 MB (and misprinted as 512 GB) of RAM. The original statement means that you will likely not find a machine with a large amount of RAM but small amount of storage - it was misinterpreted and incorrectly changed.

Justin Hassler  Jan 23, 2013  Mar 15, 2013
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Page 6
Table 1-3

Maximum number of "Failover cluster nodes" is 64 and not 63.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Change number of failover cluster nodes in table from 63 to 64.

Sven Decock  Dec 10, 2012  Jan 18, 2013
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Page 8
The first paragraph in "Server Core Capabilities", third line.

Once the table 1-4 is corrected on "confirmed errata", the number of roles that the Server Core option includes is 12, not 13. The third line should be "... in Windows Server 2012 includes 12 of the 19 roles..."

Note from the Author or Editor:
on p8 in 2nd to last para, change "13 of the 19" to "12 of the 19"

Fabio Martins  Jan 17, 2013  Mar 15, 2013
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Page 8-9
Table 1-4

This two column list is forced into a table and therefore makes no sense. It should be two separate lists. OR should be in the form of a comparison table. Also, the lists are incorrect, showing Remote Desktop on both sides. Someone else made reference to Technet reference and here is another I found helpful with the correct list: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh831786.aspx

Note from the Author or Editor:
Remove the following from the Roles Available In Server Core Installation column of the table on p9: Remote Desktop Services Remote Desktop Connection Broker Remote Desktop Desktop Licensing Remote Desktop Virtualization Host

Scott Ledyard  Dec 29, 2012  Jan 18, 2013
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Page 12
Upgrade Paths, 4th bullet

The fourth bullet says that "Cross-edition upgrades, such as Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition to Windows Server 2012 Datacenter edition" are not supported. Microsoft says this particular upgrade is in fact supported on their TechNet blog: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj574204.aspx

Note from the Author or Editor:
Omit the following bullet on p12: Cross-edition upgrades, such as Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition to Windows Server 2012 Datacenter edition

Chris Scalgione  Jan 02, 2013  Jan 18, 2013
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Page 14
The second bullet

In the second bullet on page 14, I think it should be clarified that the cable you should disconect is not the power cable, but the data cable.

Note from the Author or Editor:
on p14, change the 2nd bullet to read as follows: Disconnect the UPS device. If you have an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) connected to your target computer, disconnect the data cable before performing the upgrade. Setup automatically attempts to detect connected devices, and UPS equipment can cause issues with this process.

Fabio Martins  Jan 17, 2013  Mar 15, 2013
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Page 14
Objective Review 1

Question 1 of objective review 1.1 asks what roles are considered infrastructure services. While it could be considered common knowledge to anyone with enough experience, infrastructure services are not identified anywhere in the book prior to the review. Makes it hard to answer a question on something that wasn't taught.

Note from the Author or Editor:
question deleted for R2 edition

Anonymous  Jun 13, 2013  Sep 27, 2013
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Page 19
Figure 1-4

Hello, You might wish to reconsider the fact that the Hardware Information shows VMWare & not HyperV on a Microsoft Press book ;) Cheers, Mark

Note from the Author or Editor:
edit graphic to eliminate Vmware reference?

Anonymous  Mar 07, 2013  Sep 27, 2013
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Page 21
Second Line

On Page 21, it says "To enable Remote Desktop connections on the server, use the following cmdlet:" On the second line the cmdlet "Set-RemoteDesktop -Enable" is shown but that cmdlet does not execute by default in Windows 2012 Powershell. Instead the Powershell responds with: The term 'Set-RemoteDesktop' is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet, function, script file, or operable program.

Note from the Author or Editor:
On p21, change line 2 to read as follows: Set-NetFirewallRule -DisplayGroup "Remote Desktop" -Enabled True

Len Bautista  Mar 01, 2013  Mar 15, 2013
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Page 21
Second Line

In the Errata, you mention that the following line enables Remote Desktop: Set-NetFirewallRule -DisplayGroup "Remote Desktop" -Enabled True This is incorrect, as all it does is allow the Firewall to accept Remote Desktop. It does not affect the state of the service. The only command to do it easily from command line is "sconfig". Choose option 7 to change state. There is another way by directly modifying Registry entries but it is not ideal. Cheers, Mark

Note from the Author or Editor:
p21 Delete the following lines: "To enable Remote Desktop connections on the server, use the following cmdlet: Set-NetFirewallRule -DisplayGroup "Remote Desktop" -Enabled True"

Mark Attard  Apr 01, 2013  May 24, 2013
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Page 26, 32
1st Paragraph

On p. 26, last sentence of 1st paragraph, it says Windows Server 2012 Server Manager can install roles and features to any server on the network, and even to multiple servers or groups of servers at once. On p. 32 in the 1st note, it says you CANNOT use Server Manager to install components to multiple servers at once. You can however, do this by using Windows PowerShell. Question: Can you install roles and features to multiple servers or groups of servers at once?

Note from the Author or Editor:
On p26, omit the following clause from the first paragraph: ", and even to multiple servers or groups of servers at once."

Anonymous  Dec 28, 2012  Jan 18, 2013
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Page 37
3rd paragraph

In Server Manager, the MMCs started from Tools are not directed at the selected servers. One has to manually connect to the appropriate server from within MMC.

Note from the Author or Editor:
p37 para 3 should be: "After selecting a server from the Servers pane in any group home page, click the Tools menu to display a list of the utilities and MMC snap-ins, including the Services snap-in. To manage a remote server with an MMC snap-in, you must manually connect it.

Radu Mihail  Apr 13, 2013  May 24, 2013
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Page 47
3rd paragraph

The procedure detailed for converting partition style is to be executed on Computer Manager (Disk Management), the way that is written, reader will try on Server Manager, and on Server Manager it doesn´t have option to convert partition style.

Note from the Author or Editor:
p47 3rd para should read: You can convert a disk from one partition style to another at any time using Disk Management by right-clicking the disk you need to convert and then, from the shortcut menu, selecting Convert To GPT Disk or Convert To MBR Disk.

Fabio Martins  Jan 18, 2013  Mar 15, 2013
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Page 52
new-storagepool cmdlet example

the example for new-storagepool cmdlet will not work as specified. As outlined in the technet article for new-storagepool (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh848689) , the -phsyicaldisks parameter requires a CIMInstance[] not a string[]. "-PhysicalDisks<CimInstance[]> Accepts one or more PhysicalDisk objects as input. The Physical Disk CIM objects represent the physical disks to be added to the storage pool. " -physicaldisks <disknames> will not work, as given in the example on page 52. What will work, is for example, -physicaldisks (get-physicaldisk physicaldisk1, physicaldisk2)

Note from the Author or Editor:
in New-StoragePool command line, change <disk names> to <CIM instances>

Anonymous  May 26, 2013  Sep 27, 2013
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Page 52
9th item

There is not the option "Evict Disk" in Storage Manager 6.2.9200.16348. Tested in Windows Server 2012 Standard Evolution, build 9200. Maybe option is removed at the moment. Also, the option "Remove Disk" performs actions described for the option "Evict Disk" before actual removal of a disk.

Note from the Author or Editor:
delete Evict Disk bullet

Garri  Sep 06, 2013  Sep 27, 2013
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Page 64/70
question 3

On page 64, question 3 talks about SAN/NAS differences. Where is knowledge on this stated on the exam objectives? Nice to know indeed but hardly seems relavent for this exam. Additionally, question 3.b on having their own RAM/CPU does not correspond to the answer on page 70 which is related to how a file system is implemented.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Omit question 3 on p64 and the corresponding answer on p69-70.

Sven Decock  Dec 13, 2012  Jan 18, 2013
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Page 64/70
Answers to question 4

On page 70, the stated 'correct' answers to question 4 are actually the incorrect ones. The correct answers should be A and B, unless question 4 on page 64 is changed to which volume types DO provide fault tolerance.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Change q4 on p64 to read as follows: Which of the following volume types supported by Windows Server 2012 provide fault tolerance?

Sven Decock  Dec 13, 2012  Jan 18, 2013
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Page 67
Answers for Objective 1.2: Thought experiment

More concise list of PowerShell commands for 3rd task of 'Objective 1.2: Thought experiment' would be: Install-WindowsFeature FS-DFS-Namespace Install-WindowsFeature FS-DFS-Replication Install-WindowsFeature Print-Internet Install-WindowsFeature Print-LPD-Service Install-WindowsFeature Web-FTP-Service because: Install-WindowsFeature FS-Fileserver (installs as dependency for DFS) Install-WindowsFeature FS-NFS-Service (Unix NFS service not required to complete task) Install-WindowsFeature Print-Services -allsubfeatures (also installs Distributed Scan Server, not required to complete task) Install-WindowsFeature Web-Server (installs as dependency for Print-Internet) Install-WindowsFeature Web-Windows-Auth (installs as dependency for Print-Internet)

Note from the Author or Editor:
change answer to question 3 as follows Install-WindowsFeature FS-FileServer Install-WindowsFeature FS-DFS-Namespace Install-WindowsFeature FS-DFS-Replication Install-WindowsFeature FS-NFS-Service Install-WindowsFeature Print-InternetServices –allsubfeatures Install-WindowsFeature Web-Server Install-WindowsFeature Web-Windows-Auth Install-WindowsFeature Web-Ftp-Service The Install-WindowsFeature FS-Fileserver command is not necessary, as it installs as dependency for DFS. The Install-WindowsFeature Web-Server and Install-WindowsFeature Web-Windows-Auth commands are not necessary, as they install as dependencies for Print-Internet.

Garri  Sep 03, 2013  Sep 27, 2013
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Page 68
Answer D for Question 1

Graphical Management Tools provides support for Server Manager, MMC consoles and parts of Control Panel, not the Graphical Server Shell which provides Files Manager, Desktop, Start Menu...

Note from the Author or Editor:
Change answer to 1D on p68 to read as follows: D. Correct: Server Graphical Shell provides support for the Windows graphical interface, including the desktop and File Explorer. You must remove it to convert to a Server Core installation.

Garri  Sep 03, 2013  Sep 27, 2013
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Page 69
answer 3c explanation

Disk Manager does not allow to use more than two physical disks for Mirrored volume. Tested using OS build 6.2.9200.

Note from the Author or Editor:
chanmge 3c to read as follows C. Correct: A mirrored volume writes duplicate copies of all data to two disks, thereby providing fault tolerance

Garri  Sep 06, 2013  Sep 27, 2013
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Page 81
1st paragraph in "Setting share permissions"

Default share permission for special identity Everyone is Read. Tested using Server Manager and Folder Properties/Sharing tab/Advanced Sharing. Build 9200

Note from the Author or Editor:
Change 2nd to last para as follows: "...By default, the Everyone special identity receives the Allow ReadFull Control share permission to any new shares you create using File Explorer. In shares you create using Server Manager, the Everyone special identity receives the Allow Full Control share permission. "

Garri  Sep 08, 2013  Sep 27, 2013
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Page 85
7th item

"... to which you want to assign share permissions ..." should reads as "... to which you want to assign NTFS permissions ..."

Note from the Author or Editor:
Step 7. Change "share" to "NTFS"

Garri  Sep 09, 2013  Sep 27, 2013
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Page 87
Third paragraph under Configuring NTFS quotas

The book says "NTFS quotas are relatively limited in that you can set only a single limit for all the users of a volume." While it's true that NTFS quotas can only be set at the volume level, you can set Quota Entries for individual users. In addition, the text fails to mention one of the big differences with File Resource Manager, which is the ability to set quotas at the folder level.

Note from the Author or Editor:
In Configuring NTFS Quotas, 3rd para, chage the first sentence to read as follows: "NTFS quotas are relatively limited in that you can only set limits at the volume level.".

Thomas Gustafson  Jan 21, 2013  Mar 15, 2013
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Page 89
Question 3

I think that the correct answers are: A and B. A -> OK! B -> I can configure this in "Quota Entries..."! C -> OK! D -> Where can I perform this?

Note from the Author or Editor:
p123 q3 should read as follows 3. Correct answers: A A. Correct: Using File Server Resource Manager, you can notify administrators with email messages when users exceed their allotment of storage. B. Incorrect: Using NTFS Quotas, you can create quotas for individual users that specify different storage limits. C. Incorrect: You can use NTFS quotas to prevent users from consuming storage space on a volume beyond their allotted limit. D. Incorrect: You can use NTFS quotas to generate warnings to users when they approach their allotted storage limit.

Giuseppe Palomba  Jan 24, 2013  Mar 15, 2013
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Page 89
1st question

An answer for 1st question is not described in Objective 2.1. The section "Configuring Volume Shadow Copies" does not contain information about the limit.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Add to step 7: However, no matter how much space you allocate to the storage area, Windows Server 2012 supports a maximum of 64 shadow copies for each volume,

Garri  Sep 10, 2013  Sep 27, 2013
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Page 90
Thought experiment

While an administrator configured NTFS permissions for Trinity folder, Leo tried to access Contoso folder.

Note from the Author or Editor:
In Thought Experiment, change Trinity to Contoso.

Garri  Sep 10, 2013  Sep 27, 2013
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Page 97
Third bullet

The text says "You can connect multiple print servers to a single print device." and later "... you can create a high-priority pint server..." and later "... lower-priority print server..." and later "... if the servers are ..." In all cases, "print server" or "server" should read "printer." You connect printers to print devices, not print servers.

Note from the Author or Editor:
change bullets on p97 to read as follows: &#9632; You can connect a single printer to multiple print devices, creating what is called a printer pool. On a busy network with many print clients, the print server can distribute large numbers of incoming jobs among several identical print devices to provide more timely service and better fault tolerance. &#9632;&#9632; You can connect multiple print devices that support different forms and paper sizes to a single printer, which will distribute jobs with different requirements to the appropriate print devices. &#9632;&#9632; You can connect multiple printers to a single print device. By creating multiple printers, you can configure different priorities, security settings, auditing, and monitoring parameters for different users. For example, you can create a high-priority printer for company executives and a lower-priority printer for junior users. This ensures that the executives’ jobs get printed first, even if the printers are connected to the same print device.

Thomas Gustafson  Jan 21, 2013  Mar 15, 2013
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Page 99
last paragraph in 'Managing printer drivers'

There is not a requirement to install additional printer drivers from a system running alternative platform. If an administrator have access to an unpacked folder containing driver files, he/she can point needed inf file directly from Print Server.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Add the word "optionally" to the step beginning with "click Additional Drivers to open the Additional Drivers dialog box..."

Garri  Sep 11, 2013  Sep 27, 2013
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Steps 5 & 6 Under "Creating a printer pool

Steps 5 & 6 should be reversed. You must first perform step 6 and select the enable printer pooling check box before it will allow you to perform step 5 to select multiple ports.

Note from the Author or Editor:
p104 reverse steps 5 & 6

Nick Fullenkamp  Mar 20, 2013  May 24, 2013
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Page 106
Item 8 in 'Adding print servers' procedure

'Close Control Panel' should reads as 'Close Print Management console'.

Note from the Author or Editor:
'Close Control Panel' should reads as 'Close Print Management console'

Garri  Sep 11, 2013  Sep 27, 2013
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Page 108
Item 9 in 'Deploying printers with Group Policy'

'Close Control Panel' should reads as 'Close Print Management console'.

Note from the Author or Editor:
'Close Control Panel' should reads as 'Close Print Management console'

Garri  Sep 11, 2013  Sep 27, 2013
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Page 115
Box of PowerShell commands

Looks like the last powershell command in the box has a typo. It shows as : -5 enabled True instead of : -enabled True The extra line wraps in this box do not seem to be necessary.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Correct in ms; error in pages. Change last command to read as follows: Set-NetFirewallRule –name RemoteEventLogSvc-RPCSS-In-TCP –enabled True

Rick Upward  Jan 05, 2013  Jan 18, 2013
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Page 125
Objective 2.2: Thought experiment

The answer given on page 125 for the thought experiment on page 111 refers to creating a printer pool on a Windows Vista print server. Given that this is a a book on installing and configuring Windows Server 2012, should the answer not also refer to this new Server version of Windows rather than the older Vista?

Note from the Author or Editor:
Change thought experiment answer on p125 to read as follows: "Install additional, identical printers, connecting them to the same Windows Server 2012 print server, and create a printer pool by selecting the appropriate check box on the Ports tab of the printer’s Properties sheet."

Rick Upward  Jan 05, 2013  Jan 18, 2013
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Page 126
8th line

The explanation for the incorrect answer does not describe the option for D. Objective 2.3 review Question 1. Which of the following tasks must you perform before you can manage a remote server running Windows Server 2012 using the Computer Management snap-in? A. Enable WinRM on the remote server. B. Enable the COM+ Network Access rule on the remote server. C. Enable the Remote Event Log Management rules on the remote server. D. Install Remote Server Administration Tools on the remote server. Answer Explanation for D: Pg126 Incorrect: PTR records contain the information needed for the Server reverse name lookups.

Note from the Author or Editor:
p126 q1 answer D should read: D. Incorrect: The remote server does not have to be running Remote Server Administration Tools.

Bevan Carroll  Jan 23, 2013  Mar 15, 2013
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Page 134
3rd bullet point

This bullet point refers to AMD's implementation of Hardware-enforced DEP which is No eXecute using two different abbreviations, specifically NS and NX respectively. I suspect NS may be a typo.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Change the first sentence of the third bullet on p134 to read as follows: "Hardware-enforced Data Execution Prevention (DEP), which Intel describes as eXecuted Disable (XD) and AMD describes as No eXecute (NX)."

Rick Upward  Jan 14, 2013  Jan 18, 2013
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Last 4 lines

The cited example description refers to a VM called ServerA whereas the PowerShell command given configures a VM called TestVM.

Note from the Author or Editor:
On p147, change the last command to read as follows: Set-VMMemory ServerA -DynamicMemoryEnabled $true -MinimumBytes 64MB

Rick Upward  Jan 14, 2013  Jan 18, 2013
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Page 163, 164
Figure 3-19, Figure 3-20

The word "Nework" in "Local Area Nework" and "Storage Area Nework" shold be "Network".

Frank Langenau  Mar 15, 2013  May 24, 2013
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Page 172
First paragraph under Creating a new virtual switch

The "v" in virtual Switch Manager should be capitalized.

Note from the Author or Editor:
on p172, under Creating a New Virtual Switch, capitalize the V in Virtual Switch Manager

Thomas Gustafson  Jan 21, 2013  Mar 15, 2013
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Page 175
Last paragraph

The word "hexadecimals" should not be plural. It should be "hexadecimal."

Note from the Author or Editor:
in the last para on p175, change hexadecimals to hexadecimal

Thomas Gustafson  Jan 21, 2013  Mar 15, 2013
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Page 178
Figure 3-28

In the Child Partition, above the Synthetic Adapter, "VSP" should be "VSC."

Note from the Author or Editor:
In figure 3-28 on p178, change VSP in the child partition to VSC.

Thomas Gustafson  Jan 21, 2013  Mar 15, 2013
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Page 179
Second paragraph under Configuring hardware acceleration settings

In the sentence: "When you expand a network adapter in the Setting dialog box..." the word "Setting" should be "Settings".

Note from the Author or Editor:
In the second to last para on p179, change Setting to Settings.

Thomas Gustafson  Jan 21, 2013  Mar 15, 2013
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Page 184-185
Question 4

On Page 150 question 4 Which of the following Hyper-V features make it possible for a VM to function with a minimum RAM value that is lower than the startup RAM value? (Choose all that apply.) A. Smart paging B. Dynamic Memory C. Memory Weight D. Guest Integration Services On page 147 the paragraph below the NOTE states In addition to configuring the VM settings, the guest VM must be running Windows Vista or later or Windows Server 2003 SP2 or later 'and have Windows Server 2012 Guest Integration Services installed to use Dynamic Memory'. So I think the correct answers is A, B & D

Note from the Author or Editor:
p184 q4 change correct answers to A, B, and D p185 q4 answer D should read as follows: D. Correct: Guest Integration Services is required for a guest OS to use Dynamic Memory.

john dehaeze  Feb 02, 2013  Mar 15, 2013
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Objective 3.2: Thought Experiment

The -source parameter was not discussed in the chapter, however example 3 from the technet library article at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh848503.aspx seems to suggest that this paramter is for populating the new disk with the data from the specified source disk and not for specifying where the free space for the new disk is to be taken from. If this is the case, the command would seem to be populating a newly created 500GB disk with data from a 931GB disk and attempting to store that new 500GB disk on a C: drive that is only 465GB in size. Are you able to provide any clarification on the use of the -source parameter and it's use as I am a little confused by this thought experiment.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Change the thought experiment on p169 to read as follows: "What command should Ed use to create a new 500-GB fixed VHD for his Server A VM, in the Windows Server 2012 format, using data from the 465-GB drive on his computer, and a 4,096-byte sector size?" Change the answer on p186 to read as follows: New-VHD –Path c:\servera.vhdx –Fixed –SizeBytes 500GB -LogicalSectorSizeBytes 4096 – SourceDisk 0

Rick Upward  Jan 14, 2013  Jan 18, 2013
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Last Paragraph

(28) should be two to the eight power (superscript the 8)

Note from the Author or Editor:
In the last para on p191, change the 8 in 28 to a superscript. It should be 2 to the eighth.

Thomas Gustafson  Jan 21, 2013  Mar 15, 2013
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Table 4-1 and first paragraph

Class A addresses can be 1-127 in the first octet. The table says 0-127 and the first paragraph is inconsistent, saying "...Class A address range from 00000000 to 01111111..." and then saying "...values ranging from 1 to 127." Change the 00000000 to 00000001 and change the table to read 1-127.

Thomas Gutsafson  Jan 21, 2013  Mar 15, 2013
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Page 193
Third paragraph

The text states that "they cannot make computers using private addresses accessible from the Internet." This is technically not true because with NAT and port forwarding, computers with private addresses can be made accessible.

Note from the Author or Editor:
p193, 3rd para, change as follows: Anyone can use these addresses without registering them, but they cannot make computers using private addresses accessible from the Internet, without using a specialized technology such as network address translation (NAT)..

Thomas Gustafson  Jan 21, 2013  Mar 15, 2013
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Page 198
bottom of page, Link-Local Unicast Addresses paragraph

Last part of last sentence reads ...a 10-bit prefix of 11111110010 followed by 54 zeros, should read ...a 10-bit prefix of 1111111010 followed by 54 zeros,

Brad Stillion  Apr 10, 2013  May 24, 2013
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Multicast Addresses

What is an FP value or is this a typo?

Note from the Author or Editor:
on p199, change Multicast Addresses para to read as follows: "Multicast addresses always begin with a value of 11111111 in binary, or ff in hexadecimal."

Rick Upward  Jan 16, 2013  Mar 15, 2013
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Page 203
Figure 4-5

Should it be "Router" instead of "Route" (like in the paragraph below mentioned)?

Frank Langenau  Feb 06, 2013  Mar 15, 2013
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Page 206
Thought Experiment - 2nd para

In the parentheses, 2 to the 8th should be 2 to the 8th minus 2

Craig Zacker
O'Reilly Author 
Sep 20, 2013  Sep 27, 2013
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Page 217
1st paragraph

"The Router option is a typical example of a scope option, because a DHCP client’s default gateway address must be on the same subnet as its IP address. The DNS Servers option is typically a scope option, because DNS servers do not have to be on the same subnet, and networks often use the same DNS servers for all their clients." The router option being a scope option makes sense but think the DNS Server option should read as server option instead of scope option.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Passage on p217 should read as follows: "The DNS Servers option is typically a server option, because DNS servers do not have to be on the same subnet, and networks often use the same DNS servers for all their clients."

Anonymous  Jan 11, 2013  Jan 18, 2013
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Page 227
last word in figure 4-18

The last word in Figure 4-18 must be "server" instead of "serverer".

Frank Langenau  Feb 10, 2013  Mar 15, 2013
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Page 228
last word in figure 4-19

The last word in Figure 4-19 must be "server" instead of "serverer".

Frank Langenau  Feb 10, 2013  Mar 15, 2013
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Page 230
Iterative query

In this parragraph it states that "DNS servers use iterative queries when communicating with each other." but then later goes on to say that "The only time a DNS server sends iterative queries to another server is in the case of a special type of server called a forwarder...." Should this second statement refer to recursive queries?

Note from the Author or Editor:
change the last sentence in the Iterative Query para to read as follows: The only time a DNS server sends recursive queries to another server is in the case of a special type of server called a forwarder, which is specifically configured to interact with other servers in this way

Rick Upward  Jan 16, 2013  Mar 15, 2013
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Creating zones

The text reads that "you cannot create a zone containing two child domains without their common parent" however Figure 4-23 shows a two child domains with their common parent but is shown as invalid. As this zone includes the common parent, should this not be a valid zone?

Note from the Author or Editor:
Fig 4-23 is incorrect The Invalid Zone box should surround only the sales and support domains, not all three.

Rick Upward  Jan 16, 2013  Mar 15, 2013
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Page 244
Objective 4.1 Thought Experiment

The network address for this thought experiment is different in the question on page 206 compared to the answer on page 244 ie 172.16.8.0 and 192.16.8.0. Also as Arthur was only given a /25 network he can only create 8 subnets not 16 as shown in the answer.

Note from the Author or Editor:
p206 thought experiment change 2nd para to read as follows: "The enterprise administrator has assigned Arthur the network address 172.16.8.0/24 for the branch office network that he is constructing. Arthur calculates that this gives him 254 (2^8) IP addresses, which is enough for his network, but he has determined that he needs six subnets with at least 10 hosts on each one." p244 thought experiment change text to read as follows: "Arthur can subnet the address he has been given by using four host bits to give him eight subnets with up to 14 hosts on each." change all addresses to read 172 not 192

Rick Upward  Jan 16, 2013  Mar 15, 2013
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Thought Experiment

You have already attempted to correct the mistakes on this page, but then from what I can tell your correction isn't right either. You have said in your correction: "p244 thought experiment change text to read as follows: "Arthur can subnet the address he has been given by using four host bits to give him eight subnets with up to 14 hosts on each." .............However using 4 subnet bits and 4 host bits would give him 16 (14) subnets with 14 hosts on each. Or using 3 subnet bits and 5 host bits would give him 8 (6) subnets with 30 hosts on each.

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On p244, modify the first sentence of the answer to thought experiment 4.1 to read as follows: "Arthur can subnet the address he has been given by using four host bits to give him 16 subnets with up to 14 hosts on each."

Doug Davey  Jul 04, 2013  Sep 27, 2013
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Objective 4.3, Question 2, Answer B

Answer does not relate to material covered in the chapter.

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P246, Question 2, Answer B should read as follows: "Incorrect. The least significant bits in the IP address (that is, 88) should come first in the FQDN."

Logan Smith  Jan 09, 2013  Jan 18, 2013
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4th paragraph

Beginning of 4th paragraph states that you use a command line tool called "ndtsutil.exe" when the name is actually ntdsutil.exe

Anonymous  Apr 03, 2013  May 24, 2013
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Bullet "Set a strong password"

Both bullets say: "...letters, numbers, and alphanumeric characters.“ Because "alphanumeric" is only a shorter term for letters and numbers, it should be „punctuation marks“ (or "special chars") instead of "alphanumeric characters".

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p268 - change 2nd bullet to read as follows: Set a strong password Make sure that the password is at least seven characters long and contains uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and special characters.

Frank Langenau  Feb 20, 2013  Mar 15, 2013
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Fourth bullet under User creation tools

This is pretty minor, but the bullet points here are not complete sentences, so they don't need a period. The first three don't have periods at the end and the fourth does. Scratch the last period.

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omit period from last bullet on p269

Thomas Gustafson  Jan 22, 2013  Mar 15, 2013
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First line on the page

The text says "The distinguished name of an object signifies its relative location within the Active Directory structure." This is unclear, because the distinguished name is the absolute location in Active Directory in that it includes the full path to the object. A relative location would be part of the distinguished name, showing its location relative to an OU, for example. I would elminate the word "relative" in this sentence.

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change p272, first para, first sentence: "The distinguished name of an object signifies its location within the Active Directory structure."

Thomas Gustafson  Jan 22, 2013  Mar 15, 2013
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Second to last line on the page

The text says: "... specifies a distinguished name for the new group object you want to create." This about creating computer objects, not group objects. Change the word "group" to "computer".

Thomas Gustafson  Jan 22, 2013  Mar 15, 2013
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Thought experiment

The questions in "Thought experiment" on page 287 are given in a list which is numbered from 1 to 4, but the answer on page 305 refers to this questions by the letters A to D.

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p287 - renumber thought experiment responses A to D instead of 1 to 4

Frank Langenau  Feb 20, 2013  Mar 15, 2013
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Second paragraph

The text says: "Unlike OUs, you cannot assign Group Policy to computer objects or delegate their administration." Though this is true, I think you intended to say "container objects" based on the context of the sentence. Container objects are like OUs in that they are used to organize objects, but they are different because you can't apply Group Policy to them.

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change second para to begin as follows: Unlike with OUs, you cannot assign Group Policy settings to container objects or delegate their administration

Thomas Gustafson  Jan 22, 2013  Mar 15, 2013
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4th paragraph

The Delegation of Control Wizard provides a simple interface you can use to delegate permissions for domains, OUs, and containers. Pg 288, 2nd paragraph states "Unlike with OUs, you cannot assign Group Policy settings to container objects or delegate their administration." I believe it is NOT possible to delegate administration of containers.

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p288 3rd para Delete words "or delegate their administration" "Unlike with OUs, you cannot assign Group Policy settings to computer objects."

Brad Stillion  Apr 23, 2013  May 24, 2013
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2nd paragraph under UNIVERSAL GROUPS

if a cross-forest trust exists, universal groups can contain similar account from a trusted forest. I have not found that to be true. Universal groups may contain users from any domain in the forest but the only group that can contain users across forest trusts are Domain Local.

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p294 Delete the following sentence: "If a cross-forest trust exists, universal groups can contain similar accounts from a trusted forest."

Brad Stillion  Apr 23, 2013  May 24, 2013
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Last line on page

The last lines shows the options to New-ADGroup's -GroupCategory switch as Distribution|Category instead of Distribution|Security

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p296 last line on page should read: –GroupCategory Distribution|Security

Rick Upward  Jan 19, 2013  Mar 15, 2013
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Question #3

The question on page 265 does not ask for multiple answers and only C is correct. A, B, and D are all true, and the question asked which of the choices is NOT true.

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p303 q3 should read as follows 3. Correct answers: D A. Incorrect: Some attributes are created automatically, whereas administrators must supply information for other attributes manually. B. Incorrect: A container object has, as one of its attributes, a list of all the other objects it contains. C. Correct: Leaf objects have attributes that contain information about the specific resource the object represents. D. Incorrect: Some attributes are created automatically, such as the globally unique identifier (GUID) that the domain controller assigns to each object when it creates it.

Thomas Gustafson  Jan 22, 2013  Mar 15, 2013
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Question 3

The confirmed and corrected errata for question 3 of objective 5.1 is still wrong: "Which of the following is not true about an object's attributes?"" A. Administrators must manually supply information for certain attributes -> true -> incorrect and not the answer B. Every container object etc -> true -> incorrect and not the answer C. Leaf objects do not contain attributes -> false, they do contain attributes -> correct answer! D. Active Directort automatically creates the globally unique identifier (GUID) -> true -> incorrect and not the answer So the only correct answer should be C. instead of the corrected to D.

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p303 - answer for q3 should be as follows 3. Correct answer: C A. Incorrect: Some attributes are created automatically, whereas administrators must supply information for other attributes manually. B. Incorrect: A container object has, as one of its attributes, a list of all the other objects it contains. C. Correct: Leaf objects have attributes that contain information about the specific resource the object represents. D. Incorrect: Some attributes are created automatically, such as the globally unique identifier (GUID) that the domain controller assigns to each object when it creates it.

Karel Wesdijk  Mar 18, 2013  Mar 15, 2013
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Answer 4

The answer says there are three types of accounts that can be created yet page 267 says there are two types of account on Windows Server 2012. The comment for D states that Built-in accounts can be created.... yet how can you create something that is already Built-in?

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p305 q4 should read: 4. Correct answer: C A. Incorrect: Local accounts can be created and configured in Windows Server 2012. B. Incorrect: Domain accounts can be created and configured in Windows Server 2012. C. Correct: There are three types of user accounts in Windows Server 2012: local accounts, domain accounts, and built-in user accounts. D. Incorrect: Built-in accounts can be configured, but not created in Windows Server 2012.

Rick Upward  Jan 18, 2013  Mar 15, 2013
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Objective 5.2: Thought Experiment

None of the suggested anwers are correct because they all do not include the mandarory switch -samid to create the account name using the specified format of First Initial followed by Surname.

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p287 thought exp change answers to read as follows 1. dsadd “Oliver Cox” -samid ocox –company “Fabrikam, Inc.” –dept “Inside Sales” 2. dsadd user CN=Oliver Cox,CN=Inside Sales,DC=fabrikam,DC=com -samid ocox –company Fabrikam, Inc. –dept Inside Sales 3. dsadd –company “Fabrikam, Inc.” -samid ocox –dept “Inside Sales” “CN=Oliver Cox,CN=Inside Sales,DC=fabrikam,DC=com” 4. dsadd user “CN=Oliver Cox,CN=Inside Sales,DC=fabrikam,DC=com” -samid ocox –company “Fabrikam, Inc.” –dept “Inside Sales”

Rick Upward  Jan 18, 2013  Mar 15, 2013
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Answer 3 C

Answer 3 C : "Universal to Global group conversions are not permitted" I have tested this, and it worked fine for me to convert a Universal group to a Global group.

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Change question 3 on p301 to read "Which of the following group scope modifications are never permitted?" Change question 3 answer of p306 to read as follows: 3. Correct answer: B A. Incorrect: Global to universal group conversions are sometimes permitted. B. Correct: Global to domain local group conversions are never permitted. C. Incorrect: Universal to global group conversions are sometimes permitted. D. Incorrect: Domain local to universal group conversions are sometimes permitted.

Morten Fagerheim  Jan 06, 2013  Jan 18, 2013
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Question 4 answer C.

Question 4 answer C says "Universal groups can be security principals in a global group" when they cannot be. The answer is correct, the explanation is just incorrect.

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Cnhange q4 answer C to read "Universal groups cannot be security principals in a global group."

Brent Harvey  Mar 03, 2013  Mar 15, 2013
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lines 1 and 2

In the explanations for 4. C: and D. "A starter GPOs uses a ..." should be "A starter GPO uses a ...""

Frank Langenau  Mar 03, 2013  Mar 15, 2013
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line 7

In 5. C.: "The settings is changed..." should be "The setting is changed..."

Frank Langenau  Mar 03, 2013  Mar 15, 2013
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2nd bullet in "Thought experiment" / bullet in "Obj. 6.1: Thought experiment"

"policy sessions" should be "policy settings" (on the pages 317 and 361)

Frank Langenau  Mar 03, 2013  Mar 15, 2013
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Question 1

Question 1 asked about deploying a security template using GPO which would imply that the template had not already been imported otherwise it would only need to ask about deplying a GPO. The answer therefore is incomplete as answer D only talks about using GPMC to deploy the policy; C also needs to be included as correct because you must use GPO Editor to import the template into the GPO before deploying it.

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p361 q1 should read: 1. Correct answer: C and D C. Correct: You must use the Group Policy Object Editor to import a template into a GPO before you apply it to a domain.

Rick Upward  Jan 20, 2013  Mar 15, 2013