Windows Server Definitions

  • A

    AutoRun

    AutoRun is a feature of the Windows operating system that causes predetermined actions when certain media is inserted. Common media types that trigger AutoRun actions include CDs, DVDs and USB storage devices.

  • B

    backup domain controller (Windows NT)

    A backup domain controller (BDC) is a role a Windows NT computer takes on to help manage access to network resources.

  • batch file

    A batch file is a text file that contains a sequence of commands for a computer operating system.

  • binder

    In file management, a binder is a software utility that combines two or more files into a single file.

  • BizTalk

    BizTalk is an industry initiative headed by Microsoft to promote Extensible Markup Language (XML) as the common data exchange language for e-commerce and application integration on the Internet.

  • blue bomb (WinNuke)

    A "blue bomb" (also known as "WinNuke") is a technique for causing the Windows operating system of someone you're communicating with to crash or suddenly terminate.

  • blue screen of death (BSOD)

    The blue screen of death (BSOD), is the informal name given by users to the Windows general protection fault (GPF) error.

  • boot

    To boot (as a verb; also "to boot up") a computer is to load an operating system into the computer's main memory or random access memory (RAM).

  • boot partition

    A boot partition is a disk partition responsible for holding Windows system files when booting up Windows.

  • bootable floppy

    A bootable floppy is a diskette containing a back-up copy of your hard disk master boot record (MBR).

  • 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

    C

    C is a structured, procedural programming language that has been widely used both for operating systems and applications and that has had a wide following in the academic community.

  • canonical name

    A canonical name is the properly denoted host name of a computer or network server... (Continued)

  • carbon copy (cc)

    In e-mail, a carbon copy (abbreviated "cc," and sometimes "fcc" for "first carbon copy") is a copy of a note sent to an addressee other than the main addressee.

  • 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)

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