Windows Vista™ Administrator's Pocket Consultant

Errata for Windows Vista™ Administrator's Pocket Consultant




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.

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Page 2

Remove reference to 64-bit (IA-64) On page 2, in the fourth line of the last paragraph, remove "64-bit (IA 64)". Change: "...with computers that have 32-bit x86, 64-bit (IA-64), and 64-bit extension architecture." To: "...with computers that have 32-bit x86 and 64-bit extension architecture." Windows Vista is designed to run on 32-bit x86 and 64-bit extension architecture. While Windows Vista is not designed to run on 64-bit IA-64 architecture as 64-bit, you can install 32-bit Windows Vista editions on IA-64 systems. On these computers, the 32-bit operating system runs within the 32-bit execution environment, although on a computer with a 64-bit processor. To ensure true 64-bit processing, you should install 64-bit Windows Vista on computers with processors that use 64-bit extension architecture. Computers with processors that use 64-bit extension architecture and 64-bit Windows Vista can use current 32-bit applications and are ready for the 64-bit applications of today and tomorrow.

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Page 6-May

Step 9 should be completed between steps 2 and 3 On page 5, an additional step should be included between steps 2 and 3 that reads: "When prompted, choose your language, time and currency format, and your keyboard layout. Click Next." On page 6, step 9 should be disregarded.

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Page 9

Additional step needed in activation process On page 9, an additional step should be added to the end of the activation procedure. It should read: "4. If the product key is accepted, you'll need to reactivate Windows by clicking Activate Windows Online Now. If the product key you provided is not accepted or is for a different edition of Windows Vista, you'll need to provide a valid product key before you can activate Windows."

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Page 11

Incorrect information regarding the display of administrator accounts On page 11, the last two paragraphs read: "In a domain, administrator accounts for users who have logged on to the computer are listed. These accounts can be either domain administrator accounts or local computer administrator accounts. To proceed, you must click an account, type the account's password, and then click Submit. In a domain, you also have the option of choosing an administrator account other than those listed. To do this, click Use Another Account, type the account name, and then type the account's password. If the account is in the default domain, you don't have to specify the domain name. If the account is in another domain, you must specify the domain and the account name using the format domainusername, such as cpandlwilliams." They should be replaced with a paragraph that reads: "In a domain, the User Account Control dialog box does not list any administrator accounts. Because of this, you must know the user name and password of an administrator account in the default (log on) domain or a trusted domain to continue. When Windows prompts you, type the account name, type the account’s password, and then click OK. If the account is in the default domain, you don’t have to specify the domain name. If the account is in another domain, you must specify the domain and the account name using the format domainusername, such as cpandlwilliams."

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Page 14

Use of a USB flash key for a password reset disk not included in directions On page 14, step 4 reads: "Insert a blank, formatted disk into drive A and then click Next." It should read: "You can use a floppy disk or a USB flash key as your password key disk. To use a floppy disk, insert a blank, formatted disk into drive A and then select Floppy Disk Drive (A:) in the drive list. To use a USB flash key, select the device you want to use on the drive list. Click Next."

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Page 15

Use of a USB flash key for a password reset disk not included in directions On page 14, step 4 reads: "Insert the disk into drive A and then click Next." It should read: "Insert the disk into drive A or the USB flash key containing the password recovery file and then click Next."

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Page 29

Account picture is not included in the list of option buttons On page 29, an additional item should be included at the beginning of the list at the bottom of the page. It should read: "Account picture Shows the picture for the account. Windows Vista allows you to use any BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, DIB, or RLE image file as the account picture, and then automatically optimizes and saves the picture as part of the user's personal Contact entry in Windows Contacts. Clicking the account picture opens the User Accounts page in Control Panel."

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Page 37-38

Performance Diagnostics referenced in place of Reliability And Performance On page 37, and continuing on to page 38, the last bullet point reads: "Performance Diagnostics: Provides monitoring and reporting tools that you can use to determine a computer’s current performance and to track performance over time. You can also use Performance Diagnostics to track a computer’s reliability and stability relative to software changes and component failures. See Chapter 15 for more information." It should read: "Reliability And Performance Provides monitoring and reporting tools that you can use to determine a computer’s current performance and to track performance over time. You can also use Reliability Monitor to track a computer’s reliability and stability relative to software changes and component failures."

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Page 40

Incorrect information regarding Windows Experience Index rating process On page 40, the second and third sentence of the second paragraph read: "If the computer has not yet been rated for performance, you can click Score This Computer under System to start the performance rating process. Once you've rated a computer, you can click Check Your Computer's Windows Experience Index Base Score link under System to access the Performance Rating And Tools console, shown in 2-7."

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Page 77

Incorrect information regarding Windows Memory Diagnostics procedure On page 77, step 5 reads: "Windows Memory Diagnostics runs automatically after the computer restart, enabling you to choose the type of testing to perform. Three different levels of memory testing can be performed, from basic to exhaustive." It should read: "Windows Memory Diagnostics runs automatically after the computer restart and performs a standard memory test automatically. If you want to perform fewer or more tests, press F1; use the Up and Down arrow keys to set the Test Mix as Basic, Standard or Extended; and then press F10 to apply the desired settings and resume testing. When testing is completed, the computer will restart automatically and you'll see the test results when you log on."

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Page 80

Application Compatibility Diagnostics referred to as Application Compatibility Alerts On page 80, the title of the first bullet point reads: "Application Compatibility Alerts" It should read: "Application Compatibility Diagnostics"

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Page 83

Link referred to as button On page 83, step 3 of the first procedure reads: "In Windows Update, click the Check for Updates button." It should read: "In Windows Update, click the Check for Updates link."

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Page 94

Incorrect device installation restriction option listed On page 94, the 2nd bullet point reads: "Allow Installation Of Devices That Match Any Of These Device IDs" It should read: "Allow Installation Of Devices That Match These Device Setup Classes"

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Page 101-103

Double-click referenced in place of click On page 101, the last line reads: "Hardware and Sound and then double-click Keyboard to display the Keyboard" It should read: "Hardware and Sound and then click Keyboard to display the Keyboard" On page 102, the first sentence of step 1 reads: "In Control Panel, click Hardware and Sound and then double-click Keyboard." It should read: "In Control Panel, click Hardware and Sound and then click Keyboard." On page 102, the second sentence of the Configuring Mouse Settings section reads: "In Control Panel, click Hardware and Sound and then double-click Mouse to display the Mouse Properties dialog." It should read: "In Control Panel, click Hardware and Sound and then click Mouse to display the Mouse Properties dialog." On page 103, the first sentence of step 1 reads: "In Control Panel, click Hardware and Sound and then double-click Mouse." It should read: "In Control Panel, click Hardware and Sound and then click Mouse." On page 103, the first sentence of the second paragraph of the Configuring Audio Devices and Sound Themes section reads: "Double-click the Volume icon in the system tray to display the Volume control." It should read: "Click the Volume icon in the system tray to display the Volume control."

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Page 107

Incorrect link referenced On page 107, the first sentence of step 4 reads: "On the Keyboards and Languages tab, click Settings." It should read: "On the Keyboards and Languages tab, click Change Keyboards."

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Page 109

Command prompt referenced in place of an elevated command prompt On page 109, the last sentence reads: "If you change registry values for time services, you can apply them by typing the following command at the command prompt:" It should read: "If you change registry values for time services, you can apply them by typing the following command at an elevated command prompt:"

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Page 194

Missing step from the account creation procedure On page 194, a step should be added to the end of the procedure at the top of the page. The new step should read: "5. Click Create Account."

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Page 197

Incorrect button name listed On page 197, the laste step on the page reads: "Click Change Password." It should read: "Click Create Password."

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Page 198

The use of a USB flash key as a password key disk is not mentioned On page 198, step 4 reads: "Insert a black, formatted disk into drive A and then click Next." It should read: "You can use a floppy disk or a USB flash key as your password key disk. To use a floppy disk, insert a blank, formatted disk into drive A and then select Floppy Disk Drive (A:) in the drive list. To use a USB flash key, select the device you want to use on the drive list. Click Next."

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Page 199

The use of a USB flash key as a password key disk is not mentioned On page 199, step 4 reads: "Insert the password disk into drive A and then click Next." It should read: "Insert the disk into drive A or the USB flash key containing the password recovery file and then click Next."

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Page 199

Incorrect option name referenced On page 199, the first sentence of the last paragraph on the page reads: "You can configure whether the Welcome screen is used by way of the Always Use Group Policy setting in Group Policy." It should read: "You can configure whether the Welcome screen is used by way of the Always Use Classic Logon setting in Group Policy."

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Page 220

Incorrect option names given On page 220, the second sentence of the "Additional SettingsRequire A Password On Wakeup" bullet point reads: "You can set this option to Do Not Lock Console When System Wakes or Require A Password On Wakeup." It should read: "You can set this option to Yes or No. With domain computers, this option is set to yes and can only be controlled through Group Policy."

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Page 221

Option missing from Power Button Action options On page 221, the second sentence of the third bullet point reads: "You can set this option to Sleep, Hibernate, or Shutdown." It should read: "You can set this option to Do Nothing, Sleep, Hibernate, or Shutdown."

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Page 221

Incorrect option names given On page 221, the second and third sentences of the second bullet point read: "If you set this option to Do Not Query Applications And Services, applications and services with active processes do not prevent the computer from entering sleep mode. If you set this option to Query Applications And Services, applications and services with active processes can prevent the computer from entering sleep mode." It should read: "If you set this option to No, applications and services with active processes do not prevent the computer from entering sleep mode. If you set this option to Yes, applications and services with active processes can prevent the computer from entering sleep mode."

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Page 222

Incorrect information in the last bullet point On page 222, the "Multimedia SettingsMedia Sharing Action" bullet point is incorrect and should be replaced by: "Multimedia SettingsWhen Sharing Media Determines what the computer does when a device or another computer plays media from the computer. If you set this option to Allow The Computer To Enter Away Mode, the computer will not enter sleep mode when sharing media with other devices or computers. If you set this option to Allow The Computer To Sleep, the computer can enter sleep mode after an appropriate period of inactivity regardless of whether media is being shared with other computers or devices. If you set this option to Prevent Idling To Sleep, the computer will only enter sleep mode, when sharing media with other devices or computers, if a user puts the computer in sleep mode."

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Page 238

Group Policy Object Editor referenced in place of Group Policy Management Console On page 238, the first sentence after the Note reads: "Using the Group Policy Object Editor, you access and work with site, domain, and OU policies by completing the following steps:" It should read: "Using the Group Policy Management Console, you access and work with site, domain, and OU policies by completing the following steps:"

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Page 370

Computer Policy referenced in place of Computer Configuration On page 370, the third sentence of the Real World section reads: "Group Policy settings for controlling network mapping are found under Computer PolicyAdministrative TemplatesNetworkLink-Layer Topology Discovery." It should read: "Group Policy settings for controlling network mapping are found under Computer ConfigurationAdministrative TemplatesNetworkLink-Layer Topology Discovery."

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Page 531-532

Incorrect Windows Vista reinstallation procedure On pages 531-532, the Reinstalling Windows Vista section is incorrect and should be replaced with: "When you cannot recover Windows any other way, your final recovery option is to reinstall Windows Vista. Before doing this, try to repair the computer by using Startup Repair and System Restore. If both of these operations fail, try to recover the computer by using Windows Complete PC Recovery. You can start and use these recovery tools by following these steps: 1. Insert the Windows Vista installation disc and then restart the computer. 2. When prompted, press a key to boot from the installation disc. Setup will then load the operating system from the disc. 3. When prompted, choose your language settings and then click Next. 4. On the installation screen, do not click Install Now. Instead, click the Repair Your Computer link in the lower left corner of the screen. 5. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, select the operating system to repair and then click Next. 6. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, choose one of the following recovery tools: Startup Repair, System Restore or Windows Complete PC Restore. Follow the prompts to recover the system using the selected recovery tool. If these repair and recovery procedures fail, you can reinstall Windows Vista using the same installation steps discussed in the “Installing and Running Windows Vista” section of Chapter 1, "Introduction to Windows Vista Administration." However, if you do this, you will not have an Upgrade option. Instead, you will only be able to perform a clean installation, which will mean that you will lose all user settings and programs. To avoid losing personal files, when you are prompted for the installation location, select a disk or partition other than the one on which Windows is currently installed. If you are unable to select a different disk or there isn't enough free space on the available disk, click the advanced options link. You'll then have options for deleting, formatting, and extending partitions. If you delete or format the operating system partition, all data on the computer will be lost." 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