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Appendix B: Acronym List

Published: October 21, 2004

Table B.1: Acronyms Used in this Guide

Acronym

Definition

ADO

ActiveX Data Objects

ADS

Automated Deployment Services

API

Application Programming Interface

ASP

Active Server Pages

AVA

Application Value Assessment

BI

Business Intelligence

CCITSE

Common Criteria for Information Technology Security Evaluation

CICS

Customer Information Control System

CIS

Core Infrastructure Services

CLR

Common Language Runtime

COBOL

Common Business-Oriented Language

COM

Component Object Model

DACL

Discretionary Access Control List

DASD

Direct Access Storage Device

DBMS

Database Management Systems

DCE

Distributed Computing Environment

EAL

Evaluation Assurance Level

EFS

Encrypting File System

FIPS

Federal Information Processing Standard

GL

Generation Language; for example. 3GL, is Third Generation Language

GUI

Graphical User Interface

HIS

Host Integration Server

I/O

Input/Output

ICF

Internet Connection Firewall

IDE

Integrated Development Environment

IHV

Independent Hardware Vendor

IIS

Internet Information Server

IP

Internet Protocol

ISA

Internet Security and Acceleration

IPSec

Internet Protocol Security

ISV

Independent Software Vendor

IT

Information Technology

ITIL

Information Technology Information Library

JCL

Job Control Language

L2TP

Layer Two Tunneling Protocol

LAN

Local Area Network

LDAP

Lightweight Directory Access Protocol

LOB

Line-of-business

MCS

Microsoft Consulting Services

MIIS

Microsoft Identity Integration Server

MIPS

Million Instructions Per Second

MOC

Microsoft Official Curriculum

MOF

Microsoft Operations Framework

MOM

Microsoft Operations Manager

MSA

Microsoft Systems Architecture

MSDN

Microsoft Developer Network

MSF

Microsoft Solutions Framework

MSIM

Microsoft Solutions for Infrastructure and Management

MSMQ

Microsoft Message Queue

MSS

Microsoft Solutions for Security

MSUM

Microsoft Solution for UNIX Migration

MTO

Mainframe Transaction Option

NAS

Network Attached Storage

NLB

Network Load Balancing

ODBC

Open Database Connectivity

OEM  

Original Equipment Manufacturer

OLAP

Online Analytical Processing

OLE-DB

Object Linking and Embedding-Database

OLTP

Online Transaction Processing

OS

Operating System

PKI

Public Key Infrastructure

PoC

Proof of Concept

PPPoE

Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet

PR/SM

Processor Resource/System Manager

RACF

Resource Access Control Facility

RAID

Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks

RAM

Random Access Memory

RDBMS

Relational Database Management System

RIS

Remote Installation Services

ROI

Return on Investment

ROLAP

Relational Online Analytical Processing

SAN

Storage Area Network

SI

System Integrator

SLA

Service Level Agreement

SMF

Service Management Functions

SMP

Symmetrical Multiprocessing

SMS

System Management Server

SOA

Service Oriented Architecture

SOAP

Simple Object Access Protocol

SSL

Secure Sockets Layer

TCO

Total Cost of Ownership

TCSEC

Trusted Computer System Evaluation Criteria

TLS

Transport Layer Security

TPC-C

Transaction Processing Council benchmark "C" (for OLTP)

UMPG

UNIX Migration Project Guide

VLDB

Very Large Database

VM

Virtual Machine

VPN

Virtual Private Network

WMI

Windows Management Instrumentation

WSRM

Windows System Resource Manager

WSSRA

Windows Server System Reference Architecture (formerly MSA 2.0)

XML

Extensible Markup Language

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