Monitoring and Administration Definitions

  • A

    Active Directory

    Active Directory is Microsoft's trademarked directory service, an integral part of the Windows 2000 architecture. Like other directory services, such as Novell Directory Services (NDS), Active Directory is a centralized and standardized system. (Continued...)

  • Active Server Page (ASP)

    ASP is also an abbreviation for application service provider.

  • B

    built-in administrator account

    The built-in administrator account is the first account created when an OS is installed on a new standalone server, member server or workstation.

  • C

    catastrophic failure

    Catastrophic failure is a complete, sudden, often unexpected breakdown in a machine, electronic system, computer or network. This may occur as a result of a hardware event such as a disk drive crash, memory chip failure or surge on the power line... (Continued)

  • D

    DirectAccess

    DirectAccess is a feature introduced in Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 that uses automated IPv6 and IPSec tunnels to allow remote users to access private network resources whenever they are connected to the Internet.

  • H

    hotfix

    A hotfix is code (sometimes called a patch) that fixes a bug in a product.

  • I

    Internet Information Services (IIS)

    Internet Information Services (IIS) is a flexible, general-purpose web server from Microsoft that runs on Windows systems to serve requested HTML pages or files.

  • M

    Microsoft Certified Educator (MCE)

    Microsoft Certified Educator (MCE) is a credential to certify that an educator is literate in global technology and can provide students with an education that combines technology and learning in the classroom.

  • Microsoft Forefront Unified Access Gateway (Microsoft Forefront UAG)

    Microsoft Forefront Unified Access Gateway (Forefront UAG) is a tool that can provide a secure remote access option for remote end users who want to access corporate resources on PCs as well as on mobile devices.

  • Microsoft iSCSI Initiator

    Microsoft iSCSI Initiator is a tool that connects external iSCSI-based storage to host computers with an Ethernet network adapter.

  • Microsoft Monitoring Agent

    The Microsoft Monitoring Agent is a service used to watch and report on application and system health on a Windows computer.

  • Microsoft Software Assurance (SA)

    Microsoft Assurance Software is a program that was introduced in 2002 to help users with the maintenance of Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office and applications for the server and desktop.

  • Microsoft System Center

    Microsoft System Center is a suite of individually sold systems management products... (Continued)

  • Microsoft System Center 2012 Service Manager (SCSM 2012)

    Microsoft System Center 2012 Service Manager (SCSM 2012) is a management product in the System Center 2012 suite that can help an enterprise automate and adapt its IT service management.

  • Microsoft TechEd

    TechEd is an annual Microsoft technical conference for IT professionals.

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