List of Documentation Errors in Windows 98 Resource Kit

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This article lists known documentation errors in the Microsoft Windows 98 Resource Kit and the Microsoft Windows 98 Resource Kit Book Online located in the Tools\Reskit\Help folder on the Windows 98 CD-ROM.

The following known documentation errors are described in this article:
  • CD-ROM: ReadMe.doc Contains Incorrect File Reference
  • Page 53: To Perform a New Installation from the Windows 98 Compact Disc
    Book Online: To Perform a New Installation from the Windows 98 Compact Disc
  • Page 194: Table 5.7: Msdos.sys Entries
    Book Online: Table 5.7: Msdos.sys Entries
  • Page 204: Windows 98 Setup with Other Operating Systems
    Book Online: Windows 98 Setup with Other Operating Systems
  • Page 210: To Set Up Dual-Boot Capabilities...
    Book Online: To Set Up Dual-Boot Capabilities...
  • Page 300: The Desktop.htt File
    Book Online: The Desktop.htt File
  • Pages 336: Restricting Access to Computer-Specific Settings
    Book Online: Restricting Access to Computer-Specific Settings
  • Page 375: To Install System Policy Editor
    Book Online: To Install System Policy Editor
  • Page 400: Cluster Sizes of FAT16 and FAT32
    Book Online: Cluster Sizes of FAT16 and FAT32
  • Page 425: Disabling the screen saver during defrag
  • Page 562: Installing Microsoft WebTV for Windows 98
    Book Online: Installing Microsoft WebTV for Windows 98
  • Page 599: Configuring IP Addresses
    Book Online: Configuring IP Addresses
  • Page 626: Technical Notes on TCP/IP
    Book Online: Technical Notes on TCP/IP
  • Page 716: Supporting Pass-Through Security for Peer Resource Sharing
    Book Online: Supporting Pass-Through Security for Peer Resource Sharing
  • Page 834: Using File and Printer Sharing for NetWare Networks
    Book Online: Using File and Printer Sharing for NetWare Networks
  • Page 1023: Unimodem V
    Book Online: Unimodem V
  • Page 1278: More Information about Version Conflict Manager
    Book Online: More Information about Version Conflict Manager
  • Page 1437: Overview of the Windows 98 Registry
    Book Online: Overview of the Windows 98 Registry
  • Page 1511: To Change the Code Page Used for MS-DOS-Based Applications
    Book Online: To Change the Code Page Used for MS-DOS-Based Applications
  • Page 1528: The Ebd.cab File
    Book Online: The Ebd.cab File
  • Page 1529: Contents of the Windows 98 Startup Disk
    Book Online: Contents of the Windows 98 Startup Disk
  • Page 1626-1627: Appendix H: Accessibilities

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CD-ROM: ReadMe.doc Contains Incorrect File Reference

In the Readme file on this CD, the instructions to install the Internet Explorer Profile Manager point to the \Reskit\Netadmin\Profmgr directory. The Reskit folder does not exist on the CD-ROM. The correct path is \netadmin\profmgr.

Page 53: To Perform a New Installation from the Windows 98 Compact Disc
Book Online: To Perform a New Installation from the Windows 98 Compact Disc

Step 1 reads:
Insert a Windows 98 Startup Disk in the CD-ROM drive.
Step 1 should read:
Insert a Windows 98 Startup disk in the floppy disk drive.

Page 194: Table 5.7: Msdos.sys Entries
Book Online: Table 5.7: Msdos.sys Entries

Includes a number of typographical errors, such as misplaced commas, and word repetition (for example, "Windows 98Windows 98").

Page 204: Windows 98 Setup with Other Operating Systems
Book Online: Windows 98 Setup with Other Operating Systems

The first sentence of the second paragraph reads:
Microsoft Windows 98 dual-boot is supported with Windows NT, Windows 95 and MS-DOS 5.x.
This should read:
Microsoft Windows 98 dual-boot is supported with Windows NT, Windows 3.1x, and MS-DOS 5.x or later. For more information, see Chapter 2, "Deciding Whether to Dual Boot Windows 98."

Page 210: To Set Up Dual-Boot Capabilities...
Book Online: To Set Up Dual-Boot Capabilities...

Step 4 reads:
Mark the .dos files in the root directory of the boot drive with the hidden, system, and read-only attributes (attrib -r -s -h *.dos).
Step 4 should read:
Mark the .dos files in the root directory of the boot drive with the hidden, system, and read-only attributes (attrib +r +s +h *.dos).

Page 300: The Desktop.htt File
Book Online: The Desktop.htt File

The Desktop.htt file is listed incorrectly as Desktop.htm in the Active Desktop section. It is also listed incorrectly as Desktop.htm on page 1692 in the Index.

Page 336: Restricting Access to Computer-Specific Settings
Book Online: Restricting Access to Computer-Specific Settings

On page 336, under the section "Restricting Access to Computer-Specific Settings", the contents of subsections "Restricting Access to Network Settings", "Restricting Access to Shell Settings", and "Restricting Access to System Settings" are for user-specific, not computer-specific, settings. These subsections should be moved to the section "Restricting Access to User-Specific Settings" on page 342.

Page 375: To Install System Policy Editor
Book Online: To Install System Policy Editor

The installation path for System Policy Editor is incorrect. The correct path is:
Drive:\Tools\Reskit\NetAdmin\Poledit

Page 400: Cluster Sizes of FAT16 and FAT32
Book Online: Cluster Sizes of FAT16 and FAT32

The last entry in the FAT32 column of Table 10.1, "FAT16 and FAT32 Comparison," reads:
FAT32 cluster sizes are 4 KB (drives less than 800 MB).
This should read:
4 KB clusters can be used on drives less than or equal to 8 gigabytes (GB).

Page 425: Disabling the screen saver during defrag

Page 425 provides incorrect instructions for disabling the screen saver during defrag. The correct instructions are provided in the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
229057 Correct Instructions for Disabling Screen Saver During Defrag.exe

Page 562: Installing Microsoft WebTV for Windows 98
Book Online: Installing Microsoft WebTV for Windows 98

The first procedure heading reads:
To install PrintServer Software for Windows 98

This should read:
To install Microsoft WebTV for Windows 98

Page 599: Configuring IP Addresses
Book Online: Configuring IP Addresses

On page 599, paragraph 3 refers to the 10.100 range as a class B address. This is incorrect. As described on page 598, the first octet of a Class B IP address must be in the inclusive range [128-191].

Change:
10.100
10.100.1
10.100.254

To:
128.100
128.100.1
128.100.254

Page 626: Technical Notes on TCP/IP
Book Online: Technical Notes on TCP/IP

Windows 98 supports selective acknowledgements as documented by Request for Comment (RFC) 2018. The registry key for the SackOpts string value reads:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\VxD\MSTCP\Parameters


This should read:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\VxD\MSTCP


Page 716: Supporting Pass-Through Security for Peer Resource Sharing
Book Online: Supporting Pass-Through Security for Peer Resource Sharing

This section reads:
If computers running Windows 98 will be providing File and Printer Sharing Services for NetWare networks, then the NetWare server providing access validation can be configured with a special WINDOWS_PASSTHRU account. This Special account is used to support pass-through validation for user level security. It is not necessary for users who already have an account on that server.

This statement is incorrect. A WINDOWS_PASSTHRU account is not needed as long as the person logging on to the server has an account.

Page 834: Using File and Printer Sharing for NetWare Netowrks
Book Online: Using File and Printer Sharing for NetWare Networks

This section reads:
For Pass-through validation when user-level security is enabled, there must be a Windows_Passthru account (with no password) on the NetWare server that is used as the security provider.

This statement is incorrect. A WINDOWS_PASSTHRU account is not needed as long as the person logging on to the server has an account.

Page 1023: Unimodem V
Book Online: Unimodem V

The second bulleted item should read "Spartacom modem pooling," not "Sparacom modem pooling."

Page 1278: More Information about Version Conflict Manager
Book Online: More Information about Version Conflict Manager

The fourth bulleted item reads:
When VCM restores an older file...

This should read:
When VCM restores a newer file...

Page 1437: Overview of the Windows 98 Registry
Book Online: Overview of the Windows 98 Registry

The first sentence in the first paragraph reads:
To properly manage resources, such as Internet requests (IRQs)...

This sentence should read:
To properly manage resources, such as interrupt requests (IRQs)...

Page 1511: To Change the Code Page Used for MS-DOS-Based Applications
Book Online: To Change the Code Page Used for MS-DOS-Based Applications

On pages 1511 and 1512, Appendix A, in the section titled "Changing the Code Page," all references to the Changecp.exe utility should be replaced by Chdoscp.exe. Changecp.exe is the name of the utility to change the MS-DOS code page in the Windows 95 Resource Kit. Chdoscp.exe is the name of the utility to change the MS-DOS code page in the Windows 98 Resource Kit.

Page 1528: The Ebd.cab File
Book Online: The Ebd.cab File

Uninstal.exe should not be listed. This file is not in the Ebd.cab file. Depending on your computer's configuration, the Uninstal.exe file may be located in the Windows\Command folder.

Page 1529: Contents of the Windows 98 Startup Disk
Book Online: Contents of the Windows 98 Startup Disk

The table contains some errors. The correct entries are:
   File             Function
   --------------------------------------------
   Aspi2dos.sys     Adaptec SCSI adapter driver
   Aspi4dos.sys     Adaptec SCSI adapter driver
   Aspi8dos.sys     Adaptec SCSI adapter driver
   Aspi8u2dos.sys   Adaptec SCSI adapter driver
				

Page 1626-1627: Appendix H: Accessibilities


The screen shots for Mouse properties are incorrect. These properties are displayed only if the IntelliPoint software is installed and are not provided if it is not present. Standard Mouse properties should be displayed.

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Article ID: 188307 - Last Review: January 23, 2007 - Revision: 1.2
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