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  • .NET Framework - .NET Framework is a managed execution environment for Windows that allows software developers to create a software application in one programming language and be assured the app can work with code written in other languages.
  • AccessChk - AccessChk is a free Sysinternals command-line utility that shows what access a user or group of users has to a particular service, file, folder or registry key.
  • AccessEnum - AccessEnum is a free Sysinternals tool that offers administrators a view of the full file system and registry security settings to ensure that users have appropriate permissions to access files and directories.
  • Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS) - Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS) is an Active Directory tool that lets administrators customize services in order to issue and manage public key certificates.
  • Active Directory domain (AD domain) - An Active Directory domain is a collection of objects within a Microsoft Active Directory network.
  • Active Directory forest (AD forest) - An Active Directory forest is the highest level of organization within Active Directory.
  • Active Directory tree (AD tree) - An Active Directory tree is a collection of domains within a Microsoft Active Directory network.
  • advertorial - An advertorial is a digital or print article that appears neutral but is sponsored content to promote a product or service.
  • AppX file - AppX is the application distribution file format that was introduced with Microsoft Windows 8.
  • ASP.NET (ASP+) - ASP.NET (originally called ASP+) is the next generation of Microsoft's Active Server Page (ASP), a feature of their Internet Information Server (IIS).
  • Azure Bot Service - Azure Bot Service is Microsoft’s artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot offered as a service on the Azure cloud service marketplace.
  • Azure HDInsight - Azure HDInsight is a cloud-based service from Microsoft for big data analytics that helps organizations process large amounts of streaming or historical data.
  • BitLocker - BitLocker is an operating system-level extension to Vista that combines on-disk encryption and special key management techniques.
  • boot partition - A boot partition is a disk partition responsible for holding Windows system files when booting up Windows.
  • business continuity - Business continuity is the ability of an organization to maintain essential functions during, as well as after, a disaster has occurred.
  • Channel Definition Format (CDF) - The Channel Definition Format (CDF) is a file format from Microsoft that lets you create a file that defines a Web "channel," which is a preselected Web site or group of related Web sites.
  • CHKDSK (check disk) - CHKDSK (pronounced check disk) is a command that displays a status report for a volume, such as a disk, and can correct any errors found in that volume.
  • cluster name object (CNO) - A cluster name object (CNO) is an Active Directory computer object linked with the network resource Cluster Name.
  • cmdlet - A cmdlet (pronounced "command-let") is a lightweight Windows PowerShell script that performs a single function.
  • Community Technology Preview (CTP) - The Community Technology Preview (CTP) is an early version of a Microsoft product that is released to testers during the software development process.
  • CSV (Cluster Shared Volumes) - CSV (Cluster Shared Volumes) is a feature in Windows Server in which shared disks are concurrently accessible to all nodes within a failover cluster.
  • data recovery agent (DRA) - A data recovery agent (DRA) is a Microsoft Windows user who has been granted the right to decrypt data that was encrypted by other users.
  • Daylight Saving Time patch - A Daylight Saving Time patch is a modular piece of code created to update systems, devices and programs for compatibility with new start and end dates for Daylight Saving Time (DST) in the United States, Canada and Bermuda.
  • Diskpart (Disk Partition Utility) - Diskpart is a command-line utility used to manipulate disk partitions in all versions of Windows and Windows Server beginning with Windows XP and Windows Server 2003.
  • DOS/V and WIN/V - DOS/V is a version of MS-DOS that provides both English and Japanese language command interfaces and can be used for applications designed for either or both English and Japanese.
  • Dynamic Quorum - Dynamic Quorum is the ability of a cluster to recalculate a quorum as it maintains a working cluster.
  • Error messages for Windows 2000 - Windows 2000 error messages.
  • Error messages for Windows XP Pro - MS Windows XP Professional Error Messages.
  • File Server Resource Manager (FSRM) - File Server Resource Manager is a features set in the File and Storage Services server role that helps admins classify and manage stored data in file servers for data management.
  • full-text search file (FTS file) - An FTS file (full-text search file) is created the first time you select the Find tab from a Help window in Windows 95 or later systems.
  • Get Windows 10 app - Get Windows 10 is an application that confirms if a computer is qualified to upgrade to Windows 10 for free and provides information on some of the key features in Microsoft's newest operating system.
  • Global Update Manager (GUM) - Global Update Manager is a cluster component in the Windows Cluster Architecture.
  • gpresult - Gpresult is a command-line tool that shows the RSoP (Resultant Set of Policy) for a user or computer based on applied Group Policy settings.
  • Group Policy - Group Policy is a hierarchical infrastructure that allows a network administrator in charge of Microsoft's Active Directory to implement specific configurations for users and computers.
  • Group Policy Editor (GP Editor) - Group Policy Editor is a tool that helps administrators manage policy settings in Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-ins.
  • Group Policy Management Console - The Group Policy Management Console (GPMC) is an interface that enables Active Directory administrators to manage Group Policy Objects (GPOs) from one console.
  • Group Policy Preferences - Group Policy Preferences are a set of extensions, introduced in Windows Server 2008, that increase the functionality of Group Policy Objects.
  • help application - In certain earlier versions of Netscape and perhaps other Web browser, a helper application is a program that can be designated to handle a particular file type that the browser has received.
  • Host OS (host operating system) - A host OS is the software installed on a computer that interacts with the underlying hardware in a computer using virtualization technology.
  • icacls - icacls is a command-line utility that can be used to modify NTFS file system permissions in Windows Server 2003 SP2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista and Windows 7.
  • IronRuby - IronRuby is a version of the Ruby programming language developed for Microsoft Common Language Runtime (CLR), which is part of the .
  • ISAPI (Internet Server Application Program Interface) - ISAPI (Internet Server Application Program Interface) is a set of Windows program calls that let you write a Web server application that will run faster than a common gateway interface (CGI) application.
  • iSCSI Target Server - ISCSI Target Server is a server that lets administrators boot multiple computers to a network from a single operating system image in a central location.
  • Just Enough Administration (JEA) - Just Enough Administration (JEA) is a PowerShell toolkit designed to help an organization reduce risk by restricting IT administrative rights.
  • kiosk mode (Windows assigned access) - Kiosk mode is specialized function that allows Microsoft Windows to provide a single application for users signing on as guests or generic authorized users while preventing access to other files, data and functionality of the operating system and computer.
  • legacy platform (legacy operating system) - A legacy platform, also called a legacy operating system, is an operating system (OS) no longer in widespread use, or that has been supplanted by an updated version of earlier technology.
  • live USB (operating system on a stick) - Windows To Go is a feature of Windows 8 Enterprise edition that allows administrators to put a full blown copy of Windows 8 on an external USB 3.
  • Local Group Policy Editor - Local Group Policy Editor is a user interface that allows all Local Group Policy objects and their settings to be managed in one place.
  • MCITP (Microsoft Certified IT Professional) - An MCITP (Microsoft Certified IT Professional) is a credential that proves that an individual has a complete set of skills required to perform a particular IT job role, such as enterprise or virtualization administrator.
  • MCSA (Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate) - MCSA (Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate) is a certification program intended for people who seek entry-level jobs in an IT (information technology) environment.
  • MDOP 2012 (Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack 2012) - MDOP 2012 (Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack 2012) provides system administrators with a suite of utilities that allow them to perform emergency recovery and management of Group Policies and BitLocker, as well as to manage desktop and application virtualization.

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