Windows Vista™ Inside Out

Errata for Windows Vista™ 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 33

NTFS is not required On page 33, the second sentence in the last paragraph on the page contains an incorrect statement regarding partition formatting. Change: "In addition, the drive on which Windows is currently installed must be formatted as NTFS and not FAT32." To: "The drive on which Windows is currently installed can be FAT, FAT32 or NTFS. However it is recommended that you convert any FAT or FAT32 drive to NTFS."

Microsoft Press  May 06, 2010 
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Page 146

Incorrect information regarding "runas" command On page 146, the last sentence of the first paragraph on the page incorrectly states that the Runas command does not work with Microsoft Management Console (MMC) shortcuts. This statement is incorrect and should be removed. Remove the following sentence: "Note that the Runas command does not work with Microsoft Management Console (MMC) shortcuts."

Microsoft Press  Jul 13, 2010 
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Page 331

Incorrect information regarding Remote Desktop Connection On page 331, the last bullet point in the Remote Assistance vs. Remote Desktop Connection box is incorrect. Change: "Remote Assistance connections can be established over the internet, even when each computer is behind a different router that uses NAT. With Remote Desktop Connection, the target computer must be on the same network (including a virtual private network, or VPN) and it cannot be behind a NAT router." To: "Remote Assistance connections can be easily established over the internet, even when each computer is behind a different router that uses NAT. With Remote Desktop Connection, you can establish a connection over the internet and behind a NAT router, however it requires advanced configuration of the NAT router."

Microsoft Press  May 06, 2010 
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Page 342

Incorrect information regarding Remote Assistance port usage On page 342, the last bullet point on the page contains incorrect information regarding Remote Assistance port usage. Change: "Remote Assistance uses a dynamic port assignment." To: "Remote Assistance runs over the top of Terminal Services technology, which means it needs to use the same port already used by Terminal Services: port 3389."

Microsoft Press  Jul 13, 2010 
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Page 472

"NAT" should be "DHCP" On page 472, the second sentence up from the bottom of the paragraph under "Install a router or residential gateway" contains incorrect information about IP address assignment. Change: "This class of hardware typically uses network address translation (NAT) to assign private IP addresses to computers on your network." To: "This class of hardware typically uses Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) to assign private IP addresses to computers on your network."

Microsoft Press  May 06, 2010 
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Page 510

"hard drive" should be "partition" On page 510, in Table 13-1 the first sentence of the first description contains an incorrect reference to the hard drive instead of partition. Change: "Each of these shares allows certain system accounts to connect to the root folder of a hard drive." To: "Each of these shares allows certain system accounts to connect to the root folder of a partition."

Microsoft Press  Jul 13, 2010 
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Page 826

Incorrect information regarding services in Recovery Console On page 826, the last sentence of the second paragraph contains incorrect information regarding commands that are available in Recovery Console. Change: "Among other things, you can copy, delete, rename, move, and type document files; partition and format hard disks (using Diskpart); run diagnostic utilities; and start and stop services (with Net Start and Net Stop)." To: "Among other things, you can copy, delete, rename, move, and type document files; partition and format hard disks (using Diskpart); run diagnostic utilities; and list services available on the computer (with Listsvc)."

Microsoft Press  May 06, 2010 
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Page 843

Description for Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider incorrect On page 843, the description for the Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider service at the top of the page is duplicated from the description for Multimedia Class Scheduler. Change: "Helps to prioritize processing tasks in order to help prioritize multimedia applications, which tend to require higher priority." To: "Manages and implements Volume Shadow Copies used for backup and other purposes. If this service is stopped, shadow copies will be unavailable for backup and the backup may fail. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start."

Microsoft Press  Jul 13, 2010 
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Page 941

"Fixmbr" should be "Bootrec.exe /FixMbr" On page 941, the second sentence in the "Action required column" is partially incorrect. Change: "If no virus is found, boot from the Windows Vista distribution media and use the Windows Recovery Environment’s Fixmbr command to fix the Master Boot Record." To: "If no virus is found, boot from the Windows Vista distribution media and use the Windows Recovery Environment’s Bootrec.exe /FixMbr command to fix the Master Boot Record."

Microsoft Press  May 06, 2010 
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Page 985

"select" should be "deselect" On page 985, the first Step 4 contains incorrect instructions. Change: "4. In Advanced Settings, select Hide Extensions For Known File Types." To: "4. In Advanced Settings, deselect Hide Extensions For Known File Types."

Microsoft Press  Jul 13, 2010 
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Page 1009

Incorrect information regarding Security Log auditing On page 1009, the first sentence of the last paragraph contains incorrect information regarding Security log events. Change: "No events are written to the Security log until you enable auditing, which you do via Local Security Settings." To: "By default, a limited number of events are written to the Security log. You can change which events are written to the Security log via Local Security Settings."

Microsoft Press  May 06, 2010 
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Page 1065

"11xx" should be "437" On page 1065, the first sentence of the description for "Local Users And Groups" refers to an invalid page number. Change: "Manage user accounts and security groups on a single computer using this snap-in, which provides a range of features not accessible through the simplified User Accounts Control Panel option in Windows Vista, as we explain in “Advanced Account Setup Options,” page 11xx." To: "Manage user accounts and security groups on a single computer using this snap-in, which provides a range of features not accessible through the simplified User Accounts Control Panel option in Windows Vista, as we explain in “Advanced Account Setup Options,” page 437." 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.

Microsoft Press  Jul 13, 2010