Windows Server 2008 Glossary - V

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 - V

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verification certificate

A certificate that represents the public-key portion of a token-signing certificate. A verification certificate is stored in the trust policy and used by the federation server in one organization to verify that incoming security tokens have been issued by valid federation servers in the organization's farm and in other organizations.


The way information is displayed in the user interface, such as the way items appear in a folder or a list.


A feature that allows standard users to run applications that normally write to per-computer files and registry keys. If these write operations fail, they are automatically redirected to equivalent per-user locations.


An area of storage on a hard disk. A volume is formatted by using a file system, such as NTFS, and has a drive letter assigned to it. A single hard disk can have multiple volumes. Some volumes can span multiple hard disks.

volume master key

An advanced encryption standard (AES) 256-bit key that is used by BitLocker Drive Encryption to encrypt the full volume encryption key. There is only one volume master key per volume.