Windows Server Definitions

This glossary explains the meaning of key words and phrases that information technology (IT) and business professionals use when discussing Microsoft Windows Server and related software products. You can find additional definitions by visiting WhatIs.com or using the search box below.

  • W

    Winsock

    Winsock is a programming interface and the supporting program that handles input/output requests for Internet applications in a Windows operating system.

  • Winsock 2

    Like Winsock, Winsock 2 is a programming interface and the supporting program that handles input/output requests for Internet applications in a Windows operating system.

  • Wintel

    Wintel is a computer trade industry term for personal computers based on the Intel microprocessor and one of the Windows operating system from Microsoft.

  • WinZip

    WinZip is a Windows program that lets you archive and compress files so that you can store or distribute them more efficiently.

  • wizard

    A wizard is a computer utility designed to simplify the execution of lengthy or complicated tasks... (Continued)

  • word processor

    A word processor is a computer program that provides special capabilities beyond that of a text editor such as the WordPad program that comes as part of Microsoft's Windows operating systems.

  • Work Folders (Windows Server 2012 R2)

    Work Folders is a feature in Windows Server 2012 R2 that allows Windows users to store and access work files on personal PCs and Windows devices as well as corporate PCs. 

  • Workplace Join

    Workplace Join is a tool in Windows Server 2012 R2 that allows a Windows 8.1 device to gain access to specific network resources. 

  • wsname

    WSName, or Workstation Name Changer, is a freeware utility that automates the process of computer renaming. It was created by former Novell desktop management consultant David Clarke, who continues to update it periodically.

  • X

    x86

    x86 is a generic name for the series of Intel microprocessor families that began with the 80286 microprocessor.

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