Category: Letter C

  • Computer Management

    Computer Management

    Definition of Computer Management in the Network Encyclopedia. What is Computer Management? Computer Management is a collection of Windows administrative tools that you can use to manage a local or remote computer. The tools are organized into a single console, which makes it easy to view administrative properties and to gain access to the tools…

  • Connection Pooling

    Connection Pooling

    Connecting to a database server typically consists of several time-consuming steps. A physical channel such as a socket or a named pipe must be established, the initial handshake with the server must occur, the connection string information must be parsed, the connection must be authenticated by the server, checks must be run for enlisting in…

  • Collapsed Backbone

    Collapsed Backbone

    Collapsed Backbone is a networking methodology in which the backbone and switching components are combined into a single device. What is Collapsed Backbone? A networking methodology in which the backbone and switching components are combined into a single device. In a traditional network, local area networks (LANs) are multipoint connections connected using a backbone cable.…

  • Codec


    Definition of CODEC in the Network Encyclopedia. What is Codec (in computing)? CODEC, short for compressor/decompressor, is an encoding algorithm used for recording digital audio or video. A codec compresses transmitted data at the sending end and decompresses it at the receiving end. Microsoft NetShow uses different codecs to provide streaming multimedia information over a TCP/IP…

  • Clustering

    Clustering is any technology that enables two or more servers to appear to clients as a single system. Microsoft Cluster Server (MSCS) is a two-node clustering solution included in Microsoft Windows NT Server, Enterprise Edition. How Clustering Works A cluster consists of two or more nodes connected to a shared file system. Each of the…

  • Check Disk and Chkdsk Command

    Check Disk and Chkdsk Command

    Check Disk In Microsoft Windows systems, Check Disk is a built-in utility for checking for errors on a hard disk volume. To access this utility, open the Properties dialog box of the volume you want in Windows Explorer or My Computer, select the Tools tab, and click the Check Now button. This displays the Check…

  • Cable Modem

    Cable Modem

    Cable Modem is a device that allows your computer to access the Internet through dedicated broadband transmission networking services by means of your home cable TV (CATV) connection.

  • Common Information Model (CIM)

    Common Information Model (CIM)

    CIM, or Common Information Model, is an emerging standard from the Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF), formerly named the Desktop Management Task Force for an extensible, object-oriented schema for managing the information collected from computers, networking devices, protocols, and applications.

  • Classless Interdomain Routing (CIDR)

    Classless Interdomain Routing (CIDR)

    Classless Interdomain Routing, also known by CIDR, is a routing system used by routers and gateways on the backbone of the Internet for routing packets. Classless interdomain routing (CIDR) is a more efficient routing mechanism than the original method of segregating network IP addresses into classes named class A, class B, and class C.

  • Certified Technical Education Center (CTEC)

    Explore the historical role of Certified Technical Education Centers (CTECs) and what modern avenues have replaced them for Microsoft training and certifications.

  • CD file system (CDFS)

    CD file system (CDFS)

    CD file system or CDFS is a file system designed for Microsoft Windows 95 that supports the reading of compact discs. A CD file system (CDFS) provides the same kind of file and directory management for CD-ROM devices that the file allocation table (FAT) or NTFS file systems do for hard disks.

  • Common Desktop Environment (CDE): A Retrospective

    Common Desktop Environment (CDE): A Retrospective

    Explore the legacy of the Common Desktop Environment (CDE) – the once-dominant GUI paradigm for UNIX systems, examining its impact and historical significance.