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Appendix B: Acronym List

Published: November 10, 2004

ADO

ActiveX Data Objects

ADS

Automated Deployment Services

API  

Application Programming Interface

ASP

Active Server Pages

AVA

Application Value Assessment

BDM

business decision maker

CCITSE

Common Criteria for Information Technology Security Evaluation

CIS

Core Infrastructure Services

CLR

Common Language Runtime

DACL

Discretionary Access Control List

DASD

Direct Access Storage Device

DBMS

Database Management Systems

DCE

Distributed Computing Environment

EAL

Evaluation Assurance Level

FIPS

Federal Information Processing Standard

HIS

Host Integration Server

I/O

Input/Output

ICF

Internet Connection Firewall

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 Infrastructure Library

LAN

Local Area Network

LDAP

Lightweight Directory Access Protocol

LOB

Line of Business

MCS

Microsoft Consulting Services

MIIS

Microsoft Identity Integration Server

MOC

Microsoft Official Curriculum

MOF

Microsoft Operations Framework

MOM

Microsoft Operations Manager

MSDN

Microsoft Developer Network

MSF

Microsoft Solutions Framework

MSIM

Microsoft Solutions for Infrastructure and Management

MSS

Microsoft Solutions for Security

MSUM

Microsoft Solution for UNIX Migration

NAS

Network Attached Storage

NLB

Network Load Balancing

NUMA

Non-Uniform Memory Access

OEM  

Original Equipment Manufacturer

OLAP

Online Analytical Processing

OS

Operating System

PKI

Public Key Infrastructure

PoC

Proof of Concept

PPPoE

Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet

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

SFU

Services for UNIX

SI

System Integrator

SLA  

Service Level Agreement

SMF  

Service Management Functions

SMP

Symmetrical Multiprocessing

SMS

System Management Server

SOAP

Simple Object Access Protocol

SSL  

Secure Sockets Layer

TCO

Total Cost of Ownership

TDM

Technical Decision Maker

TLS

Transport Layer Security

TPC-C

Transaction Processing Council benchmark "C" (for OLTP)

UMPG

UNIX Migration Project Guide

VLDB

Very Large Database

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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