Enterprise Desktop Definitions

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

  • V

    VBScript

    VBScript is an interpreted script language from Microsoft that is a subset of its Visual Basic programming language designed for interpretation by Web browsers.

  • virtual floppy disk

    A virtual floppy disk is an alternative to the traditional floppy that exists as a file rather than a physical medium. A virtual floppy is mounted to the same drive letter (A:) and accessed in the same way but is actually a disk image stored as a file on the hard drive... (Continued)

  • virtual machine snapshot

    A virtual machine snapshot is a file-based representation of the state of a virtual machine at a given time... (Continued)

  • Vista

    Vista, formerly code named Longhorn, isa Microsoft Windows desktop operating systems.... (Continued)

  • Vista glossary

    Vista glossary: definitions of technology terms about the Vista operating system, associated software, versions and related elements.

  • W

    W2K (Windows 2000)

    Windows 2000 (W2K) is a est commercial version of Microsoft's evolving Windows operating system.

  • Windows 10

    Windows 10 is a Microsoft operating system for personal computers, tablets, embedded devices and internet of things devices.

  • Windows 10 Isolated User Mode (IUM)

    Windows 10 Isolated User Mode (IUM) is a virtualization-based security feature in Windows 10 that uses secure kernels to keep business data and processes separate from the underlying OS.

  • Windows 2000

    Windows 2000 (W2K) is a commercial version of Microsoft's evolving Windows operating system.

  • Windows 8

    Windows 8 is a personal computer operating system that is part of the Windows NT family. It introduced fundamental changes to the Windows platform that emphasized mobility.

  • Windows 98

    Windows 98 (called "Memphis" during development) is a widely-installed product in Microsoft's evolution of the Windows operating system for personal computers.

  • Windows Imaging Format (WIM)

    The Windows Imaging Format (or WIM) is used for the creation and distribution of disk image files.

  • Windows key (Winkey)

    The Windows key (Winkey) is a relatively new keyboard key sporting a specially-designed Microsoft Windows logo.

  • Windows Management Instrumentation Command line (WMIC)

    The Windows Management Instrumentation Command line (WMIC) is a software utility intended to help IT staffers retrieve information contained within the Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) architecture of almost any Microsoft operating system, starting with Windows XP. A WMIC can also apply basic control of some system functions.

  • Windows reboot loop

    A reboot loop (or boot loop) occurs when a Windows device unexpectedly restarts at some point during its otherwise normal startup process.

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