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Ch 13-1 Adminstrator


Adminstrator In Windows NT/2000 XP, an account that grants to the adminstrator rights and permissions to all hardware and software resources, such as the right to add, delete, and change accounts and to change hardware configurations.
Backup Operators A Windows 2000/XP user account that can back up and restore any files on the system regardless of its having access to these files.
Batch File A text file containing a series of OS commands.
Built-In User Accounts An administrator account and a guest account that are set up when Windows NT/2000/XP is first installed.
Chain A group of clusters used to hold a single file.
Compression To store data in a file, folder, or logical drive using a coding format that reduces the size of files in order to save space on a drive or shorten transport time when sending a file over the Internet or network.
Cross-Linked Clusters Errors caused when more than one file points to a cluster, and the files appear to share the same disk space, according to the file allocation table.
Defragment To "optimize" or rewrite a file to a disk in one contiguous chain of clusters, thus speeding up data retrieval.
Disk Quotas A limit placed om the amount of disk space that is available to users. Requires a Windows 2000/XP NTFS volume.
Forgotten Password Floppy Disk A Windows XP disk created to be used in the event the user forgets the user account password to the system.
Fragmentation The distribution of data files on a hard drive or floppy disk such that they are stored in noncontiguous clusters.
Fragmented File A file that has been written to different portions of the disk so that it is not in contiguous clusters.
Global User Accounts Sometimes called a domain user account,
Group Policy Also known as Group Profile.
Group Profile A group of user profiles. All profiles in the group can be changed by changing the group profile.
Guests A user who has limited permissions on a system and cannot make changes to it. Guest user accounts are intended for one-time or infrequent users of a workstation.
Files and Settings Transfer Wizard Intended to be used by the user rather than the administrator.
Created by: mattschultice