Inside Active Directory
A book by Sakari Kouti and Mika Seitsonen

Intro
Preface
Contents
Smart Index
Index
Scripts
Tables
Wordlist
Errata
Authors

 

 

Errata (1st Edition, AD2000)

This page lists the errors that either the authors or readers have discovered. They are presented in three lists (from more severe to less severe):

bulletTechnical errors
bulletConfusion-causing errors
bullet"Meaningless" errors
bulletClarifications

 

Technical Errors

The errors in this category may cause you learn something wrong.

Page Location Description Error Source Reported By
46 Table 1.3, 2nd row up from bottom, col 2 "Jack.Brown" should read "Jack.Brown@sanao.com" Produc-tion Sakari Kouti, Jan 16, 2002
54 The end of the 4th line of the VBScript code sample "objChild.Cont" should read "objChild.Container" Produc-tion Sakari Kouti, Jan 16, 2002
147, 151, 169, 170 Tables 3.8, 3.9, 3.15, and 3.16 The tables claim that the maximum length of sAMAccountName is 256 characters, which is correct in regard to schema rules. However, Active Directory enforces also SAM rules on properties that relate to Windows NT compatibility. Consequently, the actual maximum length is 20 characters. Authors Norbert,
Jul 13, 2002
303 Table 4.48,
row 7
The right "Create, manage, delete, and share printers" is shown to be assigned to Account Operators, but in reality it is assigned to Printer Operators. Produc-tion Sakari Kouti,
Jul 31, 2002
364 Figure 5.26 The arrow-headed line between SL1 and SL2 is dashed, but it should be solid to indicate domain replication. Produc-tion Sakari Kouti, Jan 3, 2002
366 Figure 5.29 In the figure, the dotted lines indicate GC replication. Two of these lines have two arrow heads, even though they should have only one: a) The line between SN3 and SL1 should point only to SL1, b) The line between SL1 and SN1 should point only to SN1. Produc-tion Sakari Kouti,
Aug 1, 2002
393 Table 5.22,
rows 3, 4, and 5
The local USN of name and givenName should be 22114 instead of 31332. The local USN of homeDirectory (23777) should be in bold. Authors Sakari Kouti,
Aug 1, 2002
744 Table 10.12, 2nd row up from bottom The table shouldn't list the Languages method. Even though the LDAP provider supports that method, there is no corresponding language attribute in Active Directory. Authors Sakari Kouti, Jan 3, 2002

 

Confusion-Causing Errors

The errors in this category don't cause you learn anything wrong, but they may cause slight confusion. With a little thinking, however, you would notice the error yourself, even without this list.

Page Location Description Error Source Reported By
54 The last two lines on the page (in code font) "Container: False" should read "Cont: False" Produc-tion Sakari Kouti, Jan 16, 2002
189 Table 3.19, col 2 of rows 3, 4, 6, and 7 Each cell contains two separate group names, so the hyphens should be removed. Produc-tion Sakari Kouti, Jan 17, 2002
303 Table 4.48, table note "PO" stands for "Printer Operators", not "Power Users". Authors Sakari Kouti,
Jul 31, 2002
448 Figure 6.10, part (a) The starting and ending points of the shortcut trust arrows should be lower, so that they would point to domains A, B, and C (and not above the domains). Produc-tion Sakari Kouti, Jan 3, 2002
474 The NTDSUtil command demonstration (in code font) Part of the entered text is not bolded as it should be. In reality, all text after the colons (:) should be bolded, as well as the "ntdsutil" command on the first line. Authors Sakari Kouti, Jan 3, 2002
474 The NTDSUtil command demonstration (in code font) "ntds\util" should read "ntdsutil" Produc-tion Sakari Kouti, Jan 3, 2002
768 The Tip "the common RepAdmin" should read "the command RepAdmin" Produc-tion Sakari Kouti, Jan 3, 2002
844 The For loop starting on line 4 The indentation is a little off. See the sample script CH11-36 at this site for correct indentation. Produc-tion Sakari Kouti,
Aug 1, 2002
873 Code lines 3 and 4 up from bottom These two lines are part of a single VBScript line. Either they should show on a single line, or there should be an underscore (_) after the ampersand (&) on the previous line. Produc-tion Sakari Kouti,
Aug 1, 2002
882 Code lines 8 and 9 (starting with "Unfortunately") These two lines should show on a single line. Produc-tion Sakari Kouti,
Aug 1, 2002
887 The line just above the Note "CSript" should read "WScript" Authors Sakari Kouti,
Aug 1, 2002

 

"Meaningless" Errors

The errors in this category don't have any practical meaning, but we list them for completeness.

Page Location Description Error Source Reported By
46 Table 1.3, 2nd row up from bottom, col 2 Also "Brown" should be in code font (see also a related technical error). Produc-tion Sakari Kouti, Jan 16, 2002
155 Table 3.11, 1st row, col 3 The dollar sign ($) appears needlessly in two different fonts. Produc-tion Sakari Kouti, Jan 17, 2002
159 Table 3.12, The row of "Home Phone (Others)" "otherHomePhone" is one word, so it should have a hyphen. Produc-tion Sakari Kouti, Jan 17, 2002
170 Table 3.16, 1st row, col 1 "pre-Windows 2000" should have a hyphen instead of an en dash (mimicking the name in the UI). Produc-tion Sakari Kouti, Jan 17, 2002
174 The Note at the bottom of the page The Note is related to Table 3.17. The Note should say this to avoid confusion. Authors Sakari Kouti, Jan 17, 2002
182 Figure 3.25 The two lowermost labels (Membership and Permissions) should be vertically aligned with the two uppermost labels. Also, the lowermost Membership label should be slightly higher so that it would reside vertically between the UG and DLG. Produc-tion Sakari Kouti, Jan 17, 2002
266 Table 4.33, 3rd row, col 1 There should be a comma after the text "Computers (container)". Produc-tion Sakari Kouti,
Jul 31, 2002
338 Figure 5.9 The figure is cropped a pixel or two from the bottom. Produc-tion Sakari Kouti,
Aug 1, 2002
345 Figure 5.14 The figure is cropped a pixel or two from the bottom. Produc-tion Sakari Kouti,
Jul 31, 2002
737 Table 10.7,
row 1, col 2
In the text "in update mode" the word "update" should be in code font. Produc-tion Sakari Kouti,
Aug 1, 2002
758 Figure 10.22, line 10 IncludeExample.wsf has wrong formula. The correct one is: (6 * INCHES_PER_FOOT + 2) * MILLIMETERS_PER_INCH Authors Sakari Kouti, Jan 3, 2002
781 Figure 11.18 The figure is cropped a pixel or two from the bottom. Produc-tion Sakari Kouti,
Aug 1, 2002

 

Clarifications

This category doesn't contain actual errors, but points out places, where a sentence, explanation, or diagram is somehow confusing.

Page Location Description Source Reported By
467 The line starting with "If Enterprise Admins" The first line should read: "If Enterprise Admins should be blocked out from some child domain, ...". That is, they are not blocked out yet, but by performing the two steps, they will be blocked out. Authors Gert, Jun 6, 2002

 

 
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