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Environment variable

A string of environment information, such as a drive, path, or filename, associated with a symbolic name. The System option in Control Panel or the Set command from the command prompt can be used to define environment variables.


A local area network protocol. Ethernet supports data transfer rates of 10 Mbps and uses a bus topology and thick or thin coaxial, fiber-optic, or twisted-pair cabling. A newer version of Ethernet called Fast Ethernet supports data transfer rates of 100 Mbps, and an even newer version, Gigabit Ethernet, supports data transfer rates of 1000 Mbps.

Extended partition

A nonbootable portion of a hard disk that can be subdivided into logical drives. There can be only a single extended partition per hard disk.

Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP)

An extension to the Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) that allows the use of arbitrary authentication methods for validating a PPP connection.

Extensible Markup Language (XML)

A text format derived from the Standard General Markup Language (SGML). It allows the flexible development of user-defined document types and provides a non-proprietary, persistent, and verifiable file format for the storage and transmission of text and data both on and off the Web.

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Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003 Administrator's Companion
Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003 Administrators Companion (Pro-Administrators Companion)
ISBN: 0735620202
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2004
Pages: 224

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