MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-620): Configuring Windows Vista Client comments and corrections

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This article contains comments, corrections, and information about known errors relating to the Microsoft Press book MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-620): Configuring Windows Vista Client, 978-0-7356-2390-3.

The following topics are covered:

  • CD-ROM: Readiness Review Assessment answer should be correct
  • CD-ROM: Readiness Review Assessment "1MB" should be "1GB"
  • CD-ROM: Readiness Review Assessment question worded incorrectly
  • CD-ROM: Readiness Review Assessment answer is partially incorrect
  • CD-ROM: Readiness Review Assessment question worded incorrectly
  • Page 4: Incorrect information regarding hard drive space requirements
  • Page 12: Minimum hardware requirements are incorrect
  • Page 17: Incorrect description of Product ID
  • Page 55: Incorrect information regarding Windows 2000 migrations
  • Page 56: Incorrect information regarding Tablet PC functionality
  • Page 68: The words "or restart" need to be added to step 29
  • Page 71: Incorrect information regarding Windows 2000 migrations
  • Page 74: Information regarding upgrading Windows Vista is incorrect
  • Page 82: More Info link incorrect
  • Page 98: Reference to included Windows Vista installation CD needs to be removed
  • Page 109: Clarification needed for step 3
  • Page 111: Clarification needed for Windows versions
  • Page 123: Additional steps need to be added to Practice 2
  • Page 143: Incorrect information regarding Aero support
  • Page 182: "Google" and "Microsoft Live Search" should be switched
  • Page 183: Reference to Practice 4 needs to be removed
  • Page 203: "Thwaite" should be "Thawte"
  • Page 208: "Computer Settings" should be "Computer Configuration"
  • Page 258: "Known" and "Unknown" should be "Permitted" and "Not yet classified"
  • Page 264: "Windows Update" should be added to definition download locations
  • Page 293: Practice 3 should be disregarded
  • Page 317: "10.16.10.30" should be "10.16.30.0"
  • Page 512: "Options" should be "More Options"
  • Page 574: Additional step is required to open the Performance Details In Event Log
  • Page 749: Answer D is incorrect
  • Page 749: "Add New Hardware" should be "Add Hardware"
  • Page 774: "Options" should be "More Options"
  • Page 793: the definition for BIOS is incomplete

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CD-ROM: Readiness Review Assessment answer should be correct

In the Readiness Review assessment there is a question that has an answer marked as incorrect that should be correct.

One of the questions reads:

"A company's senior management group wants to upgrade their 30 Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC computers to Windows Vista. All of the Tablet PC computers have hardware that meets the requirements for any edition of Windows Vista.

Which of the following editions of Windows Vista could you upgrade these computers to while retaining Tablet PC functionality? (Choose all that apply.)

1) Windows Vista Home Premium
2) Windows Vista Home Basic
3) Windows vista Enterprise
4) Windows Vista Ultimate
5) Windows Vista Business"

The correct answers are given as:
3) Windows vista Enterprise
4) Windows Vista Ultimate
5) Windows Vista Business

This is incorrect, the correct answers should read:
1) Windows Vista Home Premium
3) Windows vista Enterprise
4) Windows Vista Ultimate
5) Windows Vista Business

CD-ROM: Readiness Review Assessment "1MB" should be "1GB"

In the Readiness Review assessment one of the questions uses an incorrect amount of memory to describe a user's laptop.

Change:
"A worker ha decided to synchronize her personal laptop with the desktop computer that she uses in the office. She configures her My Documents folder on the desktop computer to be available for offline use. She brings her laptop in the office and tries to set up a sync partnership with the Offline Files folder on her desktop computer but is unable to. Her desktop computer is running Windows Vista Ultimate and has 2GB of RAM and a 400-GB hard disk. Her laptop is running Windows Vista Home Premium and has 1 MB of RAM and a 100-GB hard disk. Both hard disks have more than 75 percent free disk space. Her company uses a workgroup configuration and not an Active Directory directory service domain. What is the problem?"

To:
"A worker ha decided to synchronize her personal laptop with the desktop computer that she uses in the office. She configures her My Documents folder on the desktop computer to be available for offline use. She brings her laptop in the office and tries to set up a sync partnership with the Offline Files folder on her desktop computer but is unable to. Her desktop computer is running Windows Vista Ultimate and has 2GB of RAM and a 400-GB hard disk. Her laptop is running Windows Vista Home Premium and has 1 GB of RAM and a 100-GB hard disk. Both hard disks have more than 75 percent free disk space. Her company uses a workgroup configuration and not an Active Directory directory service domain. What is the problem?"

CD-ROM: Readiness Review Assessment question worded incorrectly

On the Readiness Review assessment, one of the questions regarding schedule automatic backups is worded incorrectly.

Change:
"Which of the following cannot be backed up through a scheduled automated backup configured through Backup and Restore? (Choose all that apply.)"

To:
"Which of the following can be backed up through a scheduled automated backup configured through Backup and Restore? (Choose all that apply.)"

CD-ROM: Readiness Review Assessment answer is partially incorrect

On the Readiness Review assessment, one of the questions regarding replicating firewall rules has a partially incorrect answer.

The question reads: "You have created a set of firewall rules on a computer running Windows Vista named FireBase. You want to replicate these rules to five other computers.

Which of the following procedures could you use to accomplish this? (Each correct answers is part of the solution. Choose all that apply.)"

The correct answers should be:
Use Windows Firewall with Advanced Security to export policy on FireBase.
Use Windows Firewall with Advanced Security to import policy on the five other computers.

CD-ROM: Readiness Review Assessment question worded incorrectly

On the Readiness Review assessment, one of the questions regarding manually entering sites in security zones is worded incorrectly and does not match the correct answers.

Change:
"Which of the following security zones don't allow you to manually enter sites? (Choose all that apply.)"

To:
"Which of the following security zones allow you to manually enter sites? (Choose all that apply.)"

Page 4: Incorrect information regarding hard drive space requirements

On page 4, in the second sentence under the Hard Disk Drive subheading the information regarding recommended and required hard drive space is incorrect.

Change:
"Although a standard Windows Vista installation will consume approximately 7 GB of hard disk drive space, the recommended minimum amount of hard disk drive space is 20 GB, and the recommended amount is 40 GB."

To:
"Although a standard Windows Vista installation will consume approximately 7 GB of hard disk drive space, the recommended minimum is 20 GB hard drive with at least 15 GB of available space, and the recommended amount is 40 GB hard drive with at least 15 GB of available space."

Page 12: Minimum hardware requirements are incorrect

On page 12, the first bullet point under the Lesson Summary subheading contains incorrect minimum hardware requirements for Windows Vista.

Change:
"Windows Vista's minimum hardware requirements are an 800 MHz or better processor, 512 MB of RAM, 20 GB of hard disk space, and a DirectX 9 capable graphics card."

To:
"Windows Vista's minimum hardware requirements are an 800 MHz or better processor, 512 MB of RAM, 20 GB of hard disk space with at least 15 GB of available space, and support for Super VGA graphics."

Page 17: Incorrect description of Product ID

On page 17, the second bullet point contains an incorrect definition of Product ID.

Change:
"A 25-character unique key supplied with the installation media"

To:
"A 20-character identification number based on the 25-character unique key supplied with the installation media"

Page 55: Incorrect information regarding Windows 2000 migrations

On page 55, the second sentence of the Windows 2000 bullet point is partially incorrect as settings cannot be transferred from Windows 2000 to Vista using Windows Easy Transfer.

Change:
"If Service Pack 4 is installed, it is possible to use Windows Easy Transfer to migrate data and user settings from Windows 2000 Professional to any edition of Windows Vista."

To:
"If Service Pack 4 is installed, it is possible to use Windows Easy Transfer to migrate data from Windows 2000 Professional to any edition of Windows Vista. You cannot use it to transfer other settings."

Page 56: Incorrect information regarding Tablet PC functionality

On page 56, the second sentence of the third bullet point is incorrect and should be disregarded.

Remove the following sentence:
"Only these editions of Windows Vista have Tablet PC functionality."

Page 68: The words "or restart" need to be added to step 29

On page 68, additional information needs to be added to step 29.

Change:
"29. You will be asked to log off for the changes to take effect. Click Yes."

To:
"29. You will be asked to log off or restart for the changes to take effect. Click Yes."

Page 71: Incorrect information regarding Windows 2000 migrations

On page 71, the first sentence of the third bullet down is incorrect.

Change:
"You can migrate Windows 2000 Professional SP4 user files and accounts to Windows Vista using Windows Easy Transfer."

To:
"If Service Pack 4 is installed, it is possible to use Windows Easy Transfer to migrate data from Windows 2000 Professional to any edition of Windows Vista. You cannot use it to transfer other settings."

Page 74: Information regarding upgrading Windows Vista is incorrect

On page 74, the first sentence of the first paragraph is incorrect and not in-line with the rest of the information in Chapter 2 regarding upgrading Windows Vista and should be disregarded.

The sentence reads:
"As mentioned, it is not possible to upgrade any edition of Windows Vista to any other edition."

Page 82: More Info link incorrect

On page 82, in the More Info box at the bottom of the page the link provided is invalid and no longer works.

Change:
"MORE INFO Applications that need administrator privileges
To find out more about getting applications that require administrator privileges to run without compromising security, consult the following article: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc722015.aspx."

To:
"MORE INFO Applications that need administrator privileges
To find out more about getting applications that require administrator privileges to run without compromising security, consult the following article: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb490276.aspx."

Page 98: Reference to included Windows Vista installation CD needs to be removed

On page 98, the first sentence under the first Practice 1 section needs to be chagned in order to reflect that Evaluation software for Windows Vista was not included with the Training Kit.

Change:
"Create a new Windows Vista Home Basic virtual machine using the Windows Vista installation media included with this training kit."

To:
"Create a new Windows Vista Home Basic virtual machine using Windows Vista installation software purchased from a retail location."

Page 109: Clarification needed for step 3

On page 109, additional information is needed for clarification in step 3 near the bottom of the page.

Change:
"3. Click View Problem History. This presents a list of all problem reports that have been sent to Microsoft."

To:
"3. Click View Problem History. This presents a list of all problem reports that have or have not been sent to Microsoft."

Page 111: Clarification needed for Windows versions

On page 111, clarification is needed regarding earlier versions of Windows and a display setting prompt.

Change:
"In earlier versions of Windows, this prompt did not exist."

To:
"In earlier versions of Windows (with the exception of Windows 2000/XP/2003), this prompt did not exist."

Page 123: Additional steps need to be added to Practice 2

On page 123, in Practice 2 additional steps need to be added to steps 3 and 4.

Change:
"3. Double-click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Reliability And Performance. 4. View the System Stability chart."

To:
"3. Double-click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Reliability And Performance. Click Continue. 4. Click Reliability Monitor, and then view the System Stability chart."

Page 143: Incorrect information regarding Aero support

On page 143, under Lesson Summary the second bullet point down contains incorrect information on graphics adapter support for Aero.

Change:
"To support Aero, a graphics adapter must be DirectX 9 capable, have a WDDM driver, have Hardware Pixel Shader 0 support, support 32-bit color, and have at least 64 MB of graphics memory."

To:
"To support Aero, a graphics adapter must be DirectX 9 capable, have a WDDM driver, have Hardware Pixel Shader 2.0 support, support 32-bit color, and have at least 128 MB of graphics memory."

Page 182: "Google" and "Microsoft Live Search" should be switched

On page 182, the first and second sentences in the last paragraph contain search engine names that need to be reversed.

Change:
"By default, the IE7+ Search bar (or toolbar instant search box) uses the Google search engine. You can switch to Microsoft Live Search, carry out a local search on the webpage, change the default provider, or add new search providers—for example AOL Search, Ask Jeeves, and Yahoo Search."

To:
"By default, the IE7+ Search bar (or toolbar instant search box) uses the Microsoft Live Search. You can switch to Google search engine, carry out a local search on the webpage, change the default provider, or add new search providers—for example AOL Search, Ask Jeeves, and Yahoo Search."

Page 183: Reference to Practice 4 needs to be removed

On page 183, the last sentence in the second paragraph under "Search Providers" incorrectly states that you will carry out a specific procedure in Practice 4. The procedure outlined above this sentence is not carried out in Practice 4.

The following sentence needs to be removed:
"You carry out this procedure in Practice 4 of the practice session later in this lesson."

Page 203: "Thwaite" should be "Thawte"

On page 203, the last sentence of the first paragraph in the Digital Signatures box contains an incorrect certificate provider name.

Change:
"This list can include reputable software suppliers such as Microsoft Corporation and trusted external certificate providers such as Thwaite or VeriSign."

To:
"This list can include reputable software suppliers such as Microsoft Corporation and trusted external certificate providers such as Thawte or VeriSign."

Page 208: "Computer Settings" should be "Computer Configuration"

On page 208, the last sentence of the last paragraph incorrectly states "Computer Settings" rather than "Computer Configuration"

Change:
"You access this console in the practice session later in this chapter, but if you want to take a look at it now, open the Run box, type Gpedit.msc, click Continue to close the UAC dialog box, expand Computer Settings, expand Windows Settings, expand Security Settings, expand Local Policies, and click Security Options."

To:
"You access this console in the practice session later in this chapter, but if you want to take a look at it now, open the Run box, type Gpedit.msc, click Continue to close the UAC dialog box, expand Computer Configuration, expand Windows Settings, expand Security Settings, expand Local Policies, and click Security Options."

Page 258: "Known" and "Unknown" should be "Permitted" and "Not yet classified"

On page 258, the first sentence in the second to the last paragraph contains incorrect rating classifications.

Change:
"For each type of item (which, in effect, has its own software explorer), every element is rated as “Known,” “Unknown,” or “Potentially Unwanted.”"

To:
"For each type of item (which, in effect, has its own software explorer), every element is rated as "Permitted", "Not yet classified" or "Potentially Unwanted"."

Page 264: "Windows Update" should be added to definition download locations

On page 264, the second sentence in the second bullet point needs to add "Windows Update" as a location where Windows Defender definitions can be downloaded from.

Change:
"New Windows Defender definitions can be downloaded through Microsoft Update."

To:
"New Windows Defender definitions can be downloaded through Windows Update or Microsoft Update."

Page 293: Practice 3 should be disregarded

On page 293, Practice 3 does not relate to Internet Explorer 7 or Windows Vista and should be disregarded.

Page 317: "10.16.10.30" should be "10.16.30.0"

On page 317, the 6th sentence in the last paragraph contains an incorrect subnet.

Change:
"This subnet accesses other subnets, in particular the 10.16.10.30 subnet, through a gateway with an IP address of 10.16.10.1."

To:
"This subnet accesses other subnets, in particular the 10.16.30.0 subnet, through a gateway with an IP address of 10.16.10.1."

Page 512: "Options" should be "More Options"

On page 512, Answer B of Question 4 is incorrectly worded.

Change:
"B. Configure Options."

To:
"B. Configure More Options."

Page 574: Additional step is required to open the Performance Details In Event Log

On page 574, step 2 is missing a step in order to view the Performance Details in Event Log.

Change:
"2. Open Control Panel, click System And Maintenance, click Advanced Tools, and click View Performance Details In Event Log."

To:
"Open Control Panel, click System And Maintenance, click Performance Information and Tools, click Advanced Tools, and click View Performance Details In Event Log."

Page 749: Answer D is incorrect

On page 749, Answer D to Lesson Review question 3 is incorrect.

Change:
"D. Correct: Your computer's IP address is not collected during a WGA check."

To:
"D. Incorrect: As standard procedure, your Internet Protocol (IP) address is temporarily logged when your computer connects to an MGA website or server. These logs are routinely deleted."

Page 749: "Add New Hardware" should be "Add Hardware"

On page 749, the answer to Question 1 of Case Scenario 1 contains an incorrect title for a wizard.

Change:
"1. Use the Add New Hardware Wizard to detect the legacy device."

To:
"1. Use the Add Hardware Wizard to detect the legacy device."

Page 774: "Options" should be "More Options"

On page 774, Answer B of Question 4 includes an incorrect dialog box name.

Change:
"B. Correct: The Options dialog box allows you to configure every incoming fax to be automatically printed out by a selected printer."

To:
"B. Correct: The More Options dialog box allows you to configure every incoming fax to be automatically printed out by a selected printer."

Page 793: the definition for BIOS is incomplete

On page 793, the definition for BIOS should have additional information.

Change:
"BIOS Computer configuration settings accessible during boot."

To:
"BIOS - The set of essential software routines that tests hardware at startup, assists with starting the operating system, and supports the transfer of data among hardware devices. The BIOS is stored in read-only memory (ROM) so that it can be executed when the computer is started. Although critical to performance, the BIOS is usually invisible to computer users. Configuration settings are accessible during boot."

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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