Glossary

Access Control List ( ACL )

A detailed list of permissions granted to users or groups with respect to file and network resource access.

Active Directory Service ( ADS )

A service unique to Microsoft Windows 200x servers that provides a centrally managed directory for management of user identities and computer objects, as well as the permissions each user or computer may be granted to access distributed network resources. ADS uses Kerberos-based authentication and LDAP over Kerberos for directory access.

Common Internet File System ( CIFS )

The new name for SMB. Microsoft renamed the SMB protocol to CIFS during the Internet hype in the 1990s. At about the time that the SMB protocol was renamed to CIFS, an additional dialect of the SMB protocol ...

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