The windows directory service that enables administrators to create and manage users and groups, set network-wide user and computer policies, manage security, and organize network resources.
A windows server 2008 edition with support for up to 64 processors, primarily intended for organizations managing huge amounts of data, using visualization on a large scale, consolidating servers, or running high-volume, transaction-heavy applications.
A windows server that has Active directory installed and is responsible for allowing client computers to access to domain resources.
A windows Server 2008 edition suitable for medium to large businesses that need high-availability network services. Supports up to eight processors and up to 2 TB RAM. Its most notable feature that inst available in Standard Edition is clustering.
A windows server that's in the management scope of a windows domain but doesn't have active directory installed.
The part of the OS that sends requests to a server to access network resources.
Software that specifies the rules and format of communication between devices on a network.
Network Server Software
The part of the OS that receives requests for shared network resources and makes those resources available to a network client.
New Technology File System (NTFS)
A file system used on windows OSs that supports compression, encryption, and fine-tuned permissions.
Read Only Domain Controller (RODC)
A new feature of active directory domain services in windows server 2008, an RODC provides the same authentication and authorization services as a standard domain controller, but administrators cant make changes on an RODC directly.
Services that can be installed in server manager to add functions to the main server role. See also Server Role
A new Windows Server 2008 installation option that uses a limited version of the GUI to take up fewer resources.
components you can install that provide functions to enhance or support an installed role or add a stand alone feature.
Server Operating Systems
OSs designed to emphasize network access performance and run background processes as opposed to desktop applications.
A major Function or service that a server provides.
Single Sign-on (SSO)
An authentication feature that makes it possible for users to access resources in their own organization as well as partner organizations with just a single logon.
A windows server that isn't a domain controller or a member of a domain.
A windows server 2008 edition suitable for most small to medium businesses that need a robust solution for file and printer sharing,k centralized control over users accounts and network resources, and common services found in most networks.
A group of windows computers that share common management and are subject to rules and policies that an administrator defines.
Windows Web Server 2008
A Windows Server 2008 Edition designed to operate as a single-purpose web server running IIS 7.0.