Windows Server 2003 Glossary

Applies To: Windows Server 2000, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

For more Windows Server terms, see the Windows Server 2008 Glossary.

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A file that lists all files contained in a particular folder that need to be renamed from an 8.3 format name to a long file name during Setup. All file names must be in 8.3 format if you run Setup using Winnt.exe, or if you copy a set of files from one computer to another using MS-DOS.

.cab file

Cabinet file. A single cabinet file that stores multiple compressed files. These files are commonly used in software installation and to reduce the file size and the associated download time for Web content.

.cer file format

A file format that is used for the storage of public key certificates.

See also: public key   


The file name extension for files that contain device information or scripts to control hardware operations.

See also: device   

.NET Passport

A service that is part of Microsoft .NET Framework. .NET Passport includes a passport authentication protocol, and it provides the ability to map passport IDs to Active Directory accounts.

See also: Active Directory   authentication   passport authentication   service   

.pfx file format

A file format that is used for the storage of public key certificates and their associated private keys.

See also: private key   public key   


The object identifier that is assigned to Active Directory Application Mode (ADAM). You can use this object identifier programmatically to differentiate ADAM from other directory services.


The Ethernet standard for local area networks using twisted-pair cable carrying data at 100 megabits per second (Mbps).


See other term: Triple DES (3DES)  

802.1X authentication

An Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) standard for port-based network access control that provides authenticated network access to Ethernet networks and wireless 802.11 local area networks (LANs).

See also: access control   authentication   local area network (LAN)   port   port based network access control