WIN 2012 R2 abbreviations

Why this?
Well, I need to learn about WIN 2012 R2 and pass a MSCA, (first is 70-410).
Since I am not exactly knowledgable about WIN servers, I have to familiarize myself with a LOAD of new abbreviations!
Abbreviations :
ACL – access control lists
AD CS – active directory certificate services
AD DS – active directory domain services
AD FS – active directory federated services (Trustbridge)
AD LDS – active directory lightweight directory services
AD RMS – active directory rights management services
ADSI – active directory service interfaces
API – application programming interfaces
APIPA – automatic IP addressing
AXFR – full (DNS) zone transfer (all the data in the DNS database)
BIND – Berkley internet name domain, SW for DNS servers
BOOTP – bootstrap protocol, for DHCP
CHAP – challenge handshake authentication protocol, for iSCSI
CNAME – alias record, or a canonical name, DNS record entry
DISM – deployment image servicing and management
DDNS – dynamic DNS standard, DNS DB is automatically build and may be updated by DNS clients
DHCP – dynamic host configuration protocol
DN – distinguished names, unique name under the AD (defines the complete path from the top of the tree to the object)
DNS – domain name system, resolves a name to a IP address, RFC 1034+1035, do NOT map directly to AD domains
DNSSEC – DNS security extensions
DORA – discover, offer, request, acknowledge – DHCP process list
EFI – extensible firmware interface
FQDN – fully qualified domain name (computer name + domain name)
FSMO – flexible single-master operations
GPT – GUID partition table (newer partition style for HDDs)
GUID – globally unique identifiers, under AD
HBA – host bus adapter
IANA – Internet Network Information Center
ICANN – internet corporation for assigned names and numbers
ICMP – internet control message protocol, ping command
IETF – Internet engineering task force
IFM – install from media
IIS – Microsoft web server (internet information services)
IHV – independent HW vendor
IN – Internet class, zone class in a DNS record
IPAM – IP address management
IPsec – internet protocol security
iSCSI – internet small computer system interface (port 3260), block level storage access
iSNS – internet storage service name, finds iSCSI storages on a network
IXFR – incremental (DNS) zone transfer
JET – joint engine technology, database technology used in DHCP servers
KCC – knowledge consistency checkers, part of the AD for application data replication
KDC – Kerberos distribution center
LBFO – load balancing and failover
LDAP – lightweight directory access protocol
LUN – logical unit number, used in storages
MADCAP – multicast address dynamic client allocation protocol, protocol that controls multicasting
MBR – master boot record (older partition style for HDDs, bootable)
MMC – Microsoft management console
MPIO – multipath I/O
MSA – managed service accounts
MX – mail exchange record, part of a DNS record
NAP – network access point
NAP – network access protection
NAS – network attached storage, file level access, NFS, CIFS, HTTP protocols
NDDNS – non-dynamic DNS does not automatically populate the DNS database
NIC – network interface controller
NLB – network load balancing
NOS – network operating systems
NPIV – N port identification virtualization, FC facility
NS – name server
NTFS – Windows NT (new technology) file system
PDC – primary domain controller
PIN – personal identification number
PKI – public key infrastructure
PTR – pointer record, a DNS entry for a reverse DNS zone (mapping IP address to a hostname)
PXE – preboot execution environment
RAID – redundant array of independent discs
RDN – relative distinguished name, part of a AD
ReFS – resilient file system
RFC – request for comments, documents that regulate IT
RODC – read-only domain controller, a full copy of a Active Directory DB, without the write ability to write in AD
RR – resource record, information about a DNS zone
RRSIG – digital signature
SOA – start of authority, part of a DNS record, defines general zone parameters
SID – security identifier, a value that uniquely identifies a security principal in AD
SPN – service principal name
SRV – service record, part of a DNS record
SSL – secure socket layer
SSO – single sign-on
SSP – security support provider
SSPI – security support provider interface
TCP/IP – transmission control protocol/internet protocol
TLD – top level domain(s), directly under a root “.” domain
TLS – transport layer security
TTL – time-to-live, how long the record is valid (how long it may be cached, before making another query)
UDP – user datagram protocol
UPN – user principal name, under AD
VDI – virtual desktop infrastructure
VDS – virtual disk service, application for managing all storage devices
VID – virtual infrastructure driver
VHD – virtual hard disc
VLSM – variable length subnet masking
VM – virtual machine
VPN – virtual private network
VSP – virtual service provider
WAN – wide area network
WBF – windows biometric framework
WDS – Windows deployment services
WINS – Windows internet name service, MS TCP/IP name resolving, old and now abandoned (Win 2000 onward)
WSUS – windows server update services
WWN – world wide name

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