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Artwork Symbols

Table I.1 contains the artwork symbols used in this volume. You can use it as a resource as you study the diagrams in this guide.

Table I.1 Artwork Symbols

Symbol

Meaning

Symbol

Meaning

Symbol

Meaning

 

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Access token . An object that contains user information and is used for security purposes.

 

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Automated Library. Tape/disk libraries that contain a collection of media and one or more drives.

 

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Client. A computer that accesses shared network resources provided by another computer.

 

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Cluster. A group of independent computers that works together as a single system.

 

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Database . Any collection of data organized for storage and access by computers.

 

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Document . Any self-contained piece of work created with an application program and saved on a disk.

 

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Domain. In Windows 2000, a collection of computers defined by the administrator that share a common directory database.

 

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E-mail. The exchange of text messages and computer files over a communications network.

 

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Failure. The inability of a computer system or related device to fail gracefully over a period of time.

 

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File Folder . A directory or subdirectory.

 

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Firewall. A piece of a security system used to prevent unauthorized access to a network.

 

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Generic Server. A computer running administrative software.

 

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Hard Disk . A device used for storing data magnetically.

 

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Host. The main computer in a system of computers or terminals connected by communications links.

 

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Host. The main computer in a system of computers or terminals connected by communications links.

 

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I/O Filter . A series of definitions that indicate to a router the type of traffic allowed on each interface.

 

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Internet. Refers to the worldwide collection of networks that communicate with each other.

 

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Laptop or Portable Computer. A small, portable personal computer.

 

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Macintosh Client. A networked personal computer manufactured by Apple Computer Corporation.

 

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Mainframe Computer . A high-level computer designed for the most intensive computational tasks.

 

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Mainframe Computer . A high-level computer designed for the most intensive computational tasks.

 

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Mixed mode domain. A mode in which Windows 2000 and Windows NT domain controllers coexist in a domain.

 

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Modem . A communications device that enables a computer to transmit information over a standard telephone line.

 

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Modem Bank. A collection of modems connected to a single server.

 

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Network Adapter . An expansion card or other device for connecting a computer to a local area network.

 

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Organizational unit . A structure within a domain.

 

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Organizational unit. A logical container holding users, groups, computers, and other organizational units.

 

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Packets. A network transmission unit of fixed maximum size.

 

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Printer. A print device that is directly connected to your network.

 

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Remote Access connection. A dial-up connection between servers, domain controllers, and sites.

 

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Root. The highest or uppermost level in a hierarchically organized set of information.

 

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Router. An intermediary device that directs and optimizes network traffic.

 

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Security Key. A security descriptor that contains the local security policy, such as specific user rights.

 

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Server Farm. A group of servers that provides services to the network.

 

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Site . One or more well-connected TCP/IP subnets.

 

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Steelhead router. A computer acting as an intermediary device on a communications network.

 

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Switch or Gateway. A device connecting two networks that is capable of passing or blocking packets.

 

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Tape or Tape Backup. A tape cartridge format used for data backups.

 

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Tape Drive. A device for reading and writing tapes.

 

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Terminal . A device consisting of a video adapter, a monitor, and a keyboard that does little processing on its own and is connected to a computer via a communications link.

 

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Tunnel. The logical path by which the encapsulated packets travel through the transit internetwork.

 

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Windows   NT domain . A networked set of computers that runs Windows NT 4.0, that shares a SAM database, and that can be administered as a group.

 

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Windows   2000 Server. A server that provides centralized management on the network.

 

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Uninterruptible power supply. A device between a power source and a computer that ensures electrical flow is not interrupted.

 

 

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