Windows Server® 2008 Inside Out

Errata for Windows Server® 2008 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 6

Clarification needed regarding Datacenter purchasing and licensing On page 6, in the Inside Out box the information regarding purchasing and licensing Windows Server 2008 Datacenter is partially incorrect and needs clarifying. Change: "Obtain Windows Server Datacenter from hardware vendors You cannot purchase Windows Server 2008 Datacenter off the shelf. This edition of Windows Server 2008 is available only as part of a proprietary hardware system. To use Windows Server Datacenter, you must choose a hardware vendor and a system from that vendor that not only meets the minimum requirements of eight CPUs, but one that also has been through the rigorous hardware testing and certifi cation process required by Microsoft." To: "Obtaining Windows Server Datacenter Edition You cannot purchase a retail edition of Windows Server 2008, Datacenter Edition. The x86/32-bit and X64/64-bit versions of Windows Server 2008 Datacenter Edition are only available through the Volume Licensing program or directly from hardware vendors. The IA64 version of Windows Server 2008 Datacenter Edition must be obtained through hardware vendors."

Microsoft Press  Jul 13, 2010  Mar 23, 2012
Printed
Page 6

"8" should be "1" On page 6, the second sentence in the 2nd paragraph incorrectly states that Windows Server 2008 Datacenter requires a minimum of 8 processors. Change: "This edition is designed to host business-critical systems and solutions using a minimum of 8 processors and a maximum of 64 and includes all the features of Windows Server Enterprise." To: "This edition is designed to host business-critical systems and solutions using a minimum of 1 processor and a maximum of 64 and includes all the features of Windows Server Enterprise."

Microsoft Press  May 06, 2010  Mar 23, 2012
Printed
Page 63

"Windows Server 2008" should be "IA64" On page 63, the paragraph inside of the Inside Out box at the top of the page incorrectly references Windows Server 2008 and is also incorrect about making hardware changes. Change: "Datacenter isn't a do-it-yourself project The hardware support provided by Windows Server 2008 Datacenter requires that each server manufacturer create a custom hardware abstraction layer (HAL). Windows Server 2008 Datacenter, in fact, is available only directly from a hardware vendor as part of a new server purchase. After the vendor configures the server, you are not allowed to make any changes to the hardware without the vendor’s authorization, and the vendor provides all support." To: "IA64 Datacenter isn't a do-it-yourself project The hardware support provided by the IA64 Datacenter Edition requires that each server manufacturer create a custom hardware abstraction layer (HAL). IA64 Datacenter Edition, in fact, is available only directly from a hardware vendor as part of a new server purchase. Once the vendor configures the server, you may not be allowed to make any changes to the hardware without the vendor’s authorization, and the vendor provides all support."

Microsoft Press  May 06, 2010  Mar 23, 2012
Printed
Page 73

Minimum number of CPUs incorrect for Datacenter On page 73, in Tables 3-2, 3-3 and 3-4 the minimum number of CPUs required for the Datacenter version of Windows Server 2008 is incorrect. In Table 3-2 change: "8–32" To: "1-32" In Tables 3-3 and 3-4 change: "8-64" To: "1-64"

Microsoft Press  Jul 13, 2010  Mar 23, 2012
Printed
Page 599

add should be resize On page 599, the command sample after the fifth paragraph is incorrect. Change: "vssadmin add shadowstorage /for=c: /on=d: /maxsize=5GB" To: "vssadmin resize shadowstorage /for=c: /on=d: /maxsize=5GB" 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  May 06, 2010  Mar 23, 2012