MCSA/MCSE Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-270): Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional

Errata for MCSA/MCSE Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-270): Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional




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



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Page xxxviii

Evaluation period of Microsoft Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 2 incorrect On page xxxviii, the information about the second CD-ROM containing an Evaluation Edition of Microsoft Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 2 reads: "A second CD-ROM contains a 180-day Evaluation Edition of Microsoft Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 2. Caution The 180-day Evaluation Edition provided with this training kit is not the full retail product and is provided only for the purposes of training and evaluation. Microsoft Technical Support does not support this evaluation edition." It should read: "A second CD-ROM contains a 120-day Evaluation Edition of Microsoft Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 2. Caution The 120-day Evaluation Edition provided with this training kit is not the full retail product and is provided only for the purposes of training and evaluation. Microsoft Technical Support does not support this evaluation edition. "

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Page Apr-34

Information in Security Alert box is incorrect On page 4-34, the information in the Security Alert box regarding Windows XP Profession SP 2 and installing the recovery console is incorrect. Change: "If you have installed Windows XP Service Pack 2 on your computer, you cannot install the Recovery Console. Instead, you must run the Recovery Console from your installation CD. If you have not yet installed Service Pack 2, you can first install the Recovery Console and then install Service Pack 2." To: "If you have installed Windows XP Service Pack 2 on your computer and you try to install the Recovery Console you may receive the following error: Setup cannot continue because the version of Windows on your computer is newer than the version on the CD. Workarounds for this error can be found on the following Knowledge Base article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/898594."

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Page Oct-41

Security should be System On page 10-41, in Table 10-3, the description of "Log Event When A User Exceeds Their Quota Limit" refers to the Security log rather than the System log. Change: "Select this option if you want Windows XP Professional to log an event in the Security log every time a user exceeds his or her quota limit." To: "Select this option if you want Windows XP Professional to log an event in the System log every time a user exceeds his or her quota limit."

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Page Oct-84

Incorrect review question answer On page 10-84, the answer to step 2 of "To move a compressed file to an uncompressed folder" is incorrect. Change: "Uncompressed. A new file inherits the compression attribute of the folder in which it is created." To:"Compressed. When a file is copied to a new folder on the same partition, its compression attribute does not change."

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Page xiii

180-Day Should Be 120-Day On page xiii, under Software Requirements, in the Caution box, Change: "The 180-day Evaluation Edition" To: "The 120-day Evaluation Edition"

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Page Apr-33

"test" should be "text" On page 4-33, Table 4-11 contains an incorrect description for the "More" command. Change: "More Displays a test file." To: "More Displays a text file."

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Page Jul-38

Additional information needed regarding local groups On page 7-38, the first bullet point at the top of the page needs more information regarding local groups. Change: "Local groups can contain local user accounts from the computer on which you create the local groups." To: "Local groups can contain local user accounts from the computer on which you create the local groups. On a domain-joined system, local groups can also contain domain users, domain computers, and all three types of domain groups (or, in short, any domain security principal)."

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Page Oct-50

Incorrect information regarding recovery keys On page 10-50, the second sentence of the description for the Integral data-recovery system feature in Table 10-4 contains incorrect information regarding recovery keys. Change: "There can be more than one recovery agent, each with a different public key, but at least one public recovery key must be present on the system to encrypt a file." To: "There can be more than one recovery agent, each with a different public key."

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Page Oct-84

3 should be 5 On page 10-84 the second question in the "To move a compressed file to an uncompressed folder" section indicates that it is for step 3 rather than step 5. Change: "3. Is the Text1.txt file in the Compressed2 folder compressed or uncompressed? Why?" To: "5. Is the Text1.txt file in the Compressed2 folder compressed or uncompressed? Why?"

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Page 2-Nov

Computer Should Be Printer On page 11-2, in the first paragraph,Change:"After a computer is shared on a computer running..."To:"After a printer is shared on a computer running..."

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Page 3-Feb

Correction To Display Requirements On page 2-3, in the Table 2-1, change:"Display Video display adapter and monitor with Video Graphics Adapter (VGA) resolution or higher"To:"Display Video display adapter and monitor with Super Video Graphics Adapter (SVGA) resolution (800x600) or higher"

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Page 5-Feb

Clarification needed for operating systems that can access NTFS On page 2-5, the last sentence on the page reads: "Windows XP Professional, Windows 2000, and Windows NT are the only operating systems that can access data on a local hard disk formatted with NTFS." It should read: "Windows XP, Windows 2003 Server, Windows 2000, and Windows NT 4.0 are the only operating systems that can access data on a local hard disk formatted with NTFS."

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Page 6-Feb

System partition referred to as boot partition and vice versa On page 2-6, the fourth through ninth sentences of the second paragraph in the "FAT and FAT32" section read: "If you are setting up a computer for dual booting, you need to format the system partition that contains the older version of Windows with FAT or FAT32. For example, if drive C is the system partition that holds Windows 98, you could format drive C as FAT or FAT32. You should then format the system partition that will hold Windows XP as NTFS. Finally, for multiple booting to be successful, the boot partition must be formatted using a file system that all installed operating systems can access. For example, if you are dual-booting between Windows XP and Windows 95, the boot partition (as well as the system partition on which Windows 95 is installed) would have to be formatted with FAT." They should read: "If you are setting up a computer for dual booting, you need to format the boot partition that contains the older version of Windows with FAT or FAT32. For example, if drive C is the boot partition that holds Windows 98, you could format drive C as FAT or FAT32. You should then format the boot partition that will hold Windows XP as NTFS. Finally, for multiple booting to be successful, the system partition must be formatted using a file system that all installed operating systems can access. For example, if you are dual-booting between Windows XP and Windows 95, the system partition (as well as the boot partition on which Windows 95 is installed) would have to be formatted with FAT."

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Page 8-Feb

63 character computer name definition needs to be added to Tasks On page 2-8, under the Task heading at the bottom of the page the 6th task reads: "Determine the name of the computer before installation." It should read: "Determine the name of the computer before installation. If TCP/IP is installed on your computer the maximum length for the computer name you can specify during installation is 63 characters."

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Page 13-50

Incorrect explanation given to question 3 answer On page 13-50; the second sentence in the answer explanation to review question 3 reads: "A and C are not correct because these are representative of second-level domains." It should read: "A and C are not correct because these are representative of top-level domains."

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Page 15-Sep

Permissions in question 1 do not match those in Figure 9-7 On page 9-15. the third sentence in question 1 reads: "Group2 has Full Control permission for FolderA, and Group3 has change permissions assigned for FolderA." It should read: "Group2 has change permission for FolderA, and Group3 has Full Control permissions assigned for FolderA."

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Page 16-67

Answer b to question 3 is marked as incorrect when it is correct On page 16-67, the answer to question 3 reads: "The correct answers are A and D. Password complexity requires that all passwords be at least six characters in length, no password contain the user’s account or full name, and that the password contain upper and lowercase letters, numerals, and symbols. B is not correct because setting complexity requirements does not affect password history settings. C is not correct because these are not complexity requirements." It should read: "The correct answers are A, B and D. Password complexity requires that all passwords be at least six characters in length, no password contain the user’s account or full name, and that the password contain upper and lowercase letters, numerals, and symbols. B is correct because setting complexity requirements does not ignore password history settings. C is not correct because these are not complexity requirements."

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Page 17-13

"Full Control" should be "Read-Only" On page 17-13, the first sentence of Step 13 uses an incorrect default permission. Change: "13. Click Finish to accept the default permissions option All Users Have Full Control." To: "13. Click Finish to accept the default permissions option All Users Have Read-Only Access."

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Page 17-11

All users will have Read-only access On page: 17-11, Table: 17-4 reads: "Option: All users have Read-only access Description: The create a shared folder wizard assigns the full control share permission to the Everyone group" It should read: "Option: All users have Read-only access Description: The create a shared folder wizard assigns the Read-only share permission to the Everyone group"

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Page 19-Feb

QoS Packet Scheduler missing from typical network components On page 2-19, the third sentence of Step 16 reads: "Typical components include, Client For Microsoft Networks, File And Print Sharing For Microsoft Networks, and TCP/IP." It should read: "Typical components include, Client For Microsoft Networks, File And Print Sharing For Microsoft Networks, QoS Packet Scheduler and TCP/IP."

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Page 20-43

Normal backup referred to as full backup On page 20-43, the second and third sentences of the answer to the first excercise read: "You should configure Andrew’s computer to perform a full backup each night to the file server. This way, Andrew will need to restore only one backup if there is a problem, instead of having to restore a full backup and then a differential backup (or multiple incremental backups)." They should read: "You should configure Andrew’s computer to perform a normal backup each night to the file server. This way, Andrew will need to restore only one backup if there is a problem, instead of having to restore a normal backup and then a differential backup (or multiple incremental backups)."

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Page 20-28

Normal backup referred to as full backup On page 20-28, in Table 20-3 Advanced Restore Settings, the second bullet under Select The OptionsYou Want To Use section reads: "Restore Junction Points, But Not The Folders And File Data They Reference" It should read: "Restore junction points, and restore file and folder data under junction points to the original location"

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Page 21-Sep

Everyone group referenced in place of the Users group On page 9-21, the second sentence of the first paragraph reads: "The Everyone group’s effective permission for FileA is the more restrictive Read permission." It should read: "The Users group’s effective permission for FileA is the more restrictive Read permission."

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Page 21-22

Answers B and C are exactly the same On page 21-22, Answers B and C for Question 4 are exactly the same. As such, Answer C can be disregarded.

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Page 21-5

Dynamic Upgrade files referenced in place of Dynamic Update files On page 21-5, the first sentence of the first bullet point reads: "Practice 3: Download the latest Dynamic Update package from Microsoft, and configure a shared folder on your network with the Dynamic Upgrade files." It should read: "Practice 3: Download the latest Dynamic Update package from Microsoft, and configure a shared folder on your network with the Dynamic Update files."

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Page 22-14

"No Access" is not a permission On page 22-14, Answer A to Question 3 contains an incorrect permission. Change: "A. Incorrect: Users have No Access rights to the share only if they are explicitly assigned No Access or if they, or any group they belong to, are not named in the permissions. In this case, the user has been assigned Change file permissions and Read share permissions." To: "A. Incorrect: Users have No Access rights to the share only if they are explicitly denied access or if neither they nor any group they belong to are named in the permissions. In this case, the user has been assigned Change file permissions and Read share permissions." Microsoft Press is committed to providing informative and accurate books. All comments and corrections listed above are ready for inclusion in future printings of this book. If you have a later printing of this book, it may already contain most or all of the above corrections.

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Page 25-Aug

Windows 2000 referenced instead of Windows XP Professional On page 8-25, the second sentence of the third bullet point reads: "The Modify permission is required to move a file or folder because Windows 2000 deletes the file or folder from the source folder after it is copied to the destination folder." It should read: "The Modify permission is required to move a file or folder because Windows XP Professional deletes the file or folder from the source folder after it is copied to the destination folder."

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Page 25-Jan

Instructions for domain Password Reset Disk incomplete On page 1-25, the first bullet point under the "How to Use a Password Reset Disk" heading is missing a step. Change: "If your computer is a member of a domain, press CTRL+ALT+DELETE to open the Windows Security dialog box. Click Change Password, and then click Backup to start the wizard." To: "If your computer is a member of a domain, press CTRL+ALT+DELETE to open the Windows Security dialog box. Click Change Password, select your local account from the "Log on to" drop down menu, and then click Backup to start the wizard."

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Page 27-Apr

Incorrect Figure 4-5 On page 4-27, Figure 4-5 is not an illustration of "Default and Last Known Good are the two available startup configurations". Please disregard this figure.

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Page 28-Oct

Cannot encrypt compressed folders On page 10-28, under the "What is the Compressed Folders Feature?" section the 4th bullet reads: "You can encrypt compressed folders that you created using this feature." It should read: "You cannot encrypt compressed folders that you created using this feature."

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Page 29-Jan

More information needed for Step 4 On page 1-29, Exercise 1, Step 4 reads: "In the Change Password dialog box, click Backup." It should read: "In the Change Password dialog box, click Backup. If the Backup button does not appear click the "Log on to" drop-down menu and select a "Local Computer" or "This Computer" profile."

Microsoft Press  Jul 13, 2010