Enterprise Desktop Resources Definitions

  • A

    ActiveX

    ActiveX is a set of object-oriented programming technologies Microsoft developed for Internet Explorer to facilitate rich media playback.

  • ActiveX control

    An ActiveX control is a component program object that can be re-used by many application programs within a computer or among computers in a network.

  • Anna Kournikova virus VBS.SST

    The Anna Kournikova VBS.SST computer virus, informally known as "Anna," is a viral worm that uses Visual Basic to infect Windows systems when a user unwittingly opens an e-mail note with an attachment that appears to be a graphic image of Russian tennis star Anna Kournikova.

  • application virtualization (application portability or application service virtualization)

    Application virtualization (also known as application portability or application service virtualization) is the practice of running software from a remote server rather than on the user's computer.

  • authentication ticket or ticket-granting ticket (TGT)

    An authentication ticket, also known as a ticket-granting ticket (TGT), is a small amount of encrypted data that is issued by a server in the Kerberos authentication model to begin the authentication process.

  • B

    BitLocker

    BitLocker is an operating system-level extension to Vista that combines on-disk encryption and special key management techniques... (Continued)

  • C

    cellular automaton (CA)

    A cellular automaton (CA) is a collection of cells arranged in a grid, such that each cell changes state as a function of time according to a defined set of rules that includes the states of neighboring cells.

  • checkpoint

    A checkpoint, in a virtualization context, is a snapshot of the state of a virtual machine. Like a restore point in Windows operating systems, a checkpoint allows the administrator to return the system to an earlier, functioning state if problems are encountered... (Continued)

  • client

    A client is the requesting program or user in a client/server relationship.

  • CONFIG.SYS

    CONFIG.SYS is a text file containing DOS (Disk Operating System) commands that tell the operating system how the computer is initially set up.

  • Curl

    Curl is an object-oriented programming language designed to replace HTML, JavaScript, and related tools as a means for creating interactive Web pages.

  • D

    desktop computer

    A desktop computer is a personal computer that is designed to fit conveniently on top of a typical office desk.

  • desktop management

    Desktop management is a comprehensive approach to managing all the computers within an organization. Despite its name, desktop management includes overseeing laptops and other computing devices as well as desktop computers. Desktop management is a component of systems management, which is the administration of all components of an organization's information systems.

  • desktop search (integrated search)

    Desktop search (sometimes called integrated search) is the ability to simultaneously search hard drives and removable storage on the user's computer.

  • desktop theme

    A desktop theme is a customized graphical user interface (GUI) that replaces a computer's ordinary sounds, icons, pointer, wallpaper or screensaver with something designed to reflect the interests of the user.

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