Windows admin jobs and training Definitions

  • R

    restore point

    A restore point is a saved "snapshot" of a computer's data at a specific time. Restore points are a component of the Windows System Restore utility. By creating a restore point, you can save the state of the operating system and your own data so that if future changes cause a problem, you can restore the system and your data to the way it was before the changes were made.

  • S

    seat management

    Seat management is a method of coordinating all the workstations in an enterprise network by overseeing the installation, operation, and maintenance of hardware and software at each workstation.

  • Smart Tags

    Microsoft's Smart Tags were a proposed feature of Windows XP that would allow Microsoft and its partners to insert their own links into any Web page viewed through its Internet Explorer browser.

  • social computing

    Social computing is the collaborative and interactive nature of online behavior. Since the 1990s, computing has increasingly been assumed to be online; simultaneously, online behavior has become increasingly social.

  • V

    verbose logging

    Verbose logging is a computer logging mode that records more information than the usual logging mode.

  • virtual device driver

    In certain Microsoft operating systems, a virtual device driver is a program that handles software interrupts from the operating system (rather than hardware interrupts) for each of the computer's main hardware devices, including the hard disk drive controller, keyboard, and serial and parallel ports.

  • W

    wallpaper

    On a computer that is provided with a desktop kind of user interface, wallpaper is the background pattern or picture against which desktop menus, icons, and other elements are displayed and moved around.

  • WinAMP (Windows Audio MPEG Player)

    WinAMP (Windows Audio MPEG Player) is a program from Nullsoft that allows PC users to play audio files, particularly music, in many (but not all) popular digital audio formats, including MS-Audio, WAV, and MP3. With WinAMP, it is possible to listen to SHOUTcast streaming radio broadcasts.

  • Winbind

    Winbind is a program that allows users in a heterogeneous network to log in using workstations that have either Unix or Windows NT operating systems.

  • Windows 9x (Windows 95 or Windows 98)

    Windows 9x is short for "Windows 95 or Windows 98."

  • Windows NT

    Windows NT is a Microsoft Windows personal computer operating system designed for users and businesses needing advanced capability.

  • Wired for Management (WfM)

    Wired for Management (WfM) is a specification from Intel that allows the performance of certain computer configuration and maintenance functions over a network or dial-up connection.

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