Exchange Server Acronyms

I collected some of the acronyms used by Exchange Administrators. I divided them into groups. I am sure there are many omissions, but here is a tabulated list:

Protocols

HTTP

HyperText Transfer Protocol

IMAP4

Internet Message Access Protocol v4 Rev1

LDAP

Lightweight Directory Access Protocol

MAPI

Messaging Application Programmer Interface

POP3

Post Office Protocol v3

RPC

Remote Procedure Protocol

RPC/HTTPS

Remote Procedure Call over Secure HyperText Transfer Protocol

RTCP

Real-Time Control Protocol

RTP

Real-time Transport Protocol

SIP

Session Initiation Protocol

SMTP

Simple Message Transport Protocol

TCP/IP

Transmission Control Protocol / Internet Protocol


Application Programming Interfaces (APIs)

ADSI

Active Directory Services Interface

CDO

Collaborative Data Objects

DAV

Distributed Authoring and Versioning

EWS

Exchange Web Services

Outlook

OAB

Offline Address Book

OMS

Outlook 2007 Mobile Service

OST

Offline STorage

PAB

Personal Address Book

PIM

Personal Information Manager

PST

Personal STorage

RSS

Really Simple Syndication

Exchange Server

CAS

Client Access Server

CCR

Continuous Cluster Replication

CDOExM

Collaborative Data Objects for Exchange Management

CDOWF

Collaboration Data Objects for Exchange Workflow

DAS

Direct Attached Storage

DSN

Delivery Status Notification

EMC

Exchange Management Console

EMS

Exchange Management Shell

ESE

Extensible Storage Engine

ESM

Exchange System Manager (Exchange 2000/2003)

ExBPA

Exchange Best Practices Analyzer

FE / BE

Front End / Back End

GAL

Global Address List

HA

High Availability

HT

Hub Transport

LCR

Local Continuous Replication

NDR

Non-Delivery Report

OMA

Outlook Mobile Access (Exchange 2000/2003)

OWA

Outlook Web Access

RSG

Recovery Storage Group

RTM

Release To Manufacturing

SAN

Storage Area Network

SCC

Storage Cost Calculator

SCC

Single Copy Cluster

SCR

Standby Continuous Replication

UM

Unified Messaging

VSS

Volume Shadowcopy Service

Active Directory

AD

Active Directory

CSV

Comma Separated Values

DC

Domain Controller

GC

Global Catalog

LDIF

LDAP Data Interchange Format


Windows Server

BITS

Background Intelligent Transfer Service

BSOD

- deprecated

CDCR

Critical Design Change Request

DN

Distinguished Name

DNS

Domain Naming Service

FQDN

Fully Qualified Domain Name

IIS

Internet Information Server

IOPS

Input/Output Operations Per Second

LUN

Logical Unit Number

MCM

Microsoft Certified Master

MOF

Microsoft Operations Framework

NLB

Network Load Balancing

SNP

Scalable Networking Pack

WMI

Windows Management Instrumentation

WSS

Windows SharePoint Services

Security

CA

Certificate Authority

PKI

Public Key Infrastructure

S/MIME

Secure/Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions

SAN

Shared Address Name

SSL

Secure Sockets Layer

TLS

Transport Layer Security

TMG

Threat Management Gateway


Unified Communications

EPID

End Point IDentifier

IM

Instant Messaging

PBX

Private Branch Exchange

PSTN

Public Switched Telephone Network

RTC

Real-Time Communication

SIMPLE

SIP Instant Messaging and Presence Language Extensions

VoIP

Voice over Internet Protocol

Related Third Party Products

BES

Blackberry Enterprise Server

William Lefkovics

William Lefkovics on January 2, 2009 at 10:19 AM in Useful Info
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