Exercise problem

Discussion in 'MCITP' started by John Whelihan, Dec 22, 2009.

  1. Hi All, I am attempting to follow the directions in Chapter 2 Exercise 2 in
    the 70-680:Configuring Windows 7 Self Paced Training Kit and it's just not
    working. I am stuck on Exercise 2 (Adding a VHD to the Boot Menu) Step 3
    which says to run bcdedit /set <guid> device vhd=partition w: (I have gotten
    the guid from a previous command and replaced it in the previous command with
    the <> as shown I also tried {} and nothing at all surrounding the guid. I
    continue to receive the following error: "The element data type specified is
    not recognized, or does not apply to the specified entry."

    From what i can decypher from the bcdedit /? command I believe the syntax in
    the book is incorrect but for the life of me I cant figure out what the
    correct syntax is. Any and all help would be greatly appreciated since I'm
    stuck and cant move on until I get this figured out (The next lesson builds
    off of this one which is pretty standard for microsoft press texts)

    Thank you,
    John Whelihan, Dec 22, 2009
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  2. The latter of the three you tried is the correct syntax.
    I would suggest finding the BCDEDIT command reference documentation in the
    TechNet Library and verifying that the book does not have any errors with
    regards to the syntax of the command. I suspect your belief that the book is
    defective is probably correct. The 70-680 book has a rep for having a large
    number of errors.

    Lawrence Garvin, M.S., MCITP:EA, MCDBA, MCSA
    Principal/CTO, Onsite Technology Solutions, Houston, Texas
    Microsoft MVP - Software Distribution (2005-2009)

    My Blog: http://onsitechsolutions.spaces.live.com
    Microsoft WSUS Website: http://www.microsoft.com/wsus
    My MVP Profile: http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/Lawrence.Garvin
    Lawrence Garvin [MVP], Dec 29, 2009
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