Windows Server 2008 R2 Glossary - M

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

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

Glossary - M

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Managed service account

A new type of domain account designed to provide applications such as SQL Server or Exchange with automatic password management and simplified service principal name (SPN) management.

minimum Windows group membership

The minimum permissions needed to complete a task in Windows. Although permissions can be granted to an individual user or computer, the task of managing permissions on a computer or network is greatly simplified by using predefined group permissions or creating customer groups and making users members of groups appropriate for their level of responsibility.