Windows Server 2008 Glossary - L

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

For more Windows Server terms, see either the Windows Server 2008 R2 Glossary or the Windows Server 2003 Glossary.

Glossary - L

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Varying from one language to another.


Having no language-dependent or language-specific content.


Specific to a single language.

legacy application

When used in the context of the User Account Control (UAC) infrastructure, an application that does not have an application manifest that indicates whether or not an administrative privilege is required for the application to run properly.


An agreement that establishes the right of a person or entity to use software in a particular way.

license server

A computer on which the TS Licensing role service is installed. A license server issues TS CALs to users or devices that connect to a terminal server.

license server discovery mode

A mode that is configured on the terminal server that determines which method to use to find (“discover”) a Terminal Services license server in order to request Terminal Services client access licenses (TS CALs).

Lightweight Directory Services

A lightweight directory service that is designed specifically for use with directory-enabled applications. Previously known as Active Directory Application Mode (ADAM).

Local Group Policy Editor

The Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in that is used to edit Local Group Policy settings.

local security group

A security group on a local computer.

locked mode

A mode in which BitLocker Drive Encryption prevents access to the encrypted drive, either because the system components have changed or because it needs an authentication key. In this circumstance, the user investigates why BitLocker triggered recovery mode and can either repair the system or enter the recovery password to exit recovery mode.


A record of transactions or events that take place within an IT managed environment.

logical drive

A volume that you create within an extended partition on a basic master boot record (MBR) disk. Logical drives are similar to primary partitions, except that you are limited to four primary partitions per disk, whereas you can create an unlimited number of logical drives per disk. A logical drive can be formatted and assigned a drive letter.

logon session

A period of time when one user is logged on to a computer. When a user logs on to a computer, the session is created. When that user logs off, the session is ended.

low integrity access token

A filtered access token that is created with a low integrity level. This access token is used by Internet Explorer Protected Mode, but can also be used by other applications.