Methods for imposing controls that allow or deny users access to netowrk resources, usually based on a user's account or a group to which the user belongs.
The directory service environment for Windows Server 2000/2003.
A speacialized network server with the job of providing access to a client/server application and sometimes to the data belonging to that application.
The collection of circuitry (a single chip on most PCs) that supplies the "brains" for most computers.
Centeral Proccessing Unit (CPU)
A computer on a netowrk that requests resources or services from another computer.
A model for computing in which clients request services and servers respond to requests.
A speacialized network server that provides access to resources for users not directly attached to the netowrk or enables netowrk users to access external resources not directly attached to the network.
A network server that acts only as a server and is not intended for regular use as a client machine.
A primary purpose of networking: permitting users to share access to devices of all kinds, including servers and peripherals such as printers or scanners.
A speacilized server with the job of responding to requests for specific resources, services, users, groups and so on. Commonly known as Domain Controller in Windows Server 2000/2003.
A uniquely named collection of user accounts and resources that share a common security database.
A network based on a Windows server operating system with security and access controls residing in a domain controller.
Named collections of user accounts, usually created for the specific purpose.
A network in which elements of a server based and a peer to peer based network are in use.
A network that consists of 2 or more physical networks.
An in-house TCP/IP-based network for use within a company.
A collection of computers and other networked devices that fits within the scope of a single physical network and provides a building block for internetworks and WANs.
Local Area Network (LAN)
A type of network that uses WAN technologies to interconnect LANs within a specific geographic region, such as a county or city.
Metropolitan Are Network (MAN)
The person responsible for installing, configuring, and maintaining a network, usually a server-based network.
A term that usually refers to the material that links computers on a network.
A specialized collection of software that enables a computer to communicate over a network.
Network Operating System (NOS)
A type of networking in which each computer can be a client to other computers and also act as a server.
Peer to Peer
A type or model of networking that requires a server to provide service and resources and to manage and control access to those services and resources.
An internetwork that connects multiple sites.
Wide Area Network (WAN)
The short-range wirless networking technology used to connect a user's handheld or wearable computing devices.