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Windows Server 2008 R2 Glossary - W

Updated: June 10, 2009

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

For more Windows Server terms, see either the Windows Server 2008 Glossary or the Windows Server 2003 Glossary

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A technology that enables computers in a branch office to cache files and Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) traffic from intranet servers that have BranchCache enabled, and then provide the data to other computers in the branch office. This reduces network bandwidth usage, preserves Secure Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTPS) and Internet Protocol security (IPSec) encryption, and provides faster and more reliable access to the content. BranchCache is implemented on the server via a role service and an optional feature. The BranchCache for network files role service enables the caching and distribution of shared files using the Server Message Blocks (SMB) protocol, while the BranchCache for HTTP feature enables the caching and distribution of data obtained from servers using HTTP or HTTPS.

A system service that provisions local area network (LAN) Ethernet adapters with the security and connectivity settings that are required for Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 802.1X authenticated IEEE 802.3 wired access.

A collection of security and connectivity settings that are used for 802.1X authenticated wired access.

A collection of security and connectivity settings that are used for wireless access.

A system service that provisions wireless local area network (WLAN) adapters with the security and connectivity settings that are required for IEEE 802.11 wireless network access. WLAN AutoConfig also manages WLAN connections and WLAN profiles.

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