As defined by Microsoft, in Active Directory server roles, computers that function as servers within a domain can have one of two roles: member server or domain controller. A member server is a computer that runs an operating system in the Windows 2000 Server family or the Windows Server 2003 family, belongs to a domain, and is not a domain controller. Member servers typically function as the following types of servers: file servers, application servers, database servers, Web servers, certificate servers, firewalls and remote-access servers.
- membrane keyboard
A type of keyboard in which the keys are covered by a transparent, plastic shell. The keys have very little movement, but are sensitive to pressure applied on them. The advantage of membrane keyboards is that the covering protects the components from dirt, but it is difficult to type accurately and quickly.
- memory address
A number that is assigned to each byte in a computer��s memory that the CPU uses to track where data and instructions are stored in RAM. Each byte is assigned a memory address whether or not it is being used to store data. The computer��s CPU uses the address bus to communicate which memory address […]
- memory bus
Another name for the system bus.
- memory card
An electronic flash memory storage disk commonly used in consumer electronic devices such as digital cameras, MP3 players, mobile phones, and other small portable devices. Types of memory cards include PCMCIA, CompactFlash, SD Card, MiniSD, xD-Picture Card and others. Memory cards are usually read by connecting the device containing the card to your computer, or […]
- memory effect
The property of nickel-cadmium (NiCad) batteries that causes them to lose their capacity for full recharging if they are discharged repeatedly the same amount and then recharged without overcharge before they have fully drained. The term derives from the fact that the battery appears to have a memory for the amount of charging it can […]