19 relations: Architecture of Windows NT, Booting, BootVis, Computer terminal, Kernel (operating system), Local Security Authority Subsystem Service, Login, Master boot record, Power-on self-test, Process group, Secure attention key, System, Unix, Unix-like, Windows NT, Windows NT startup process, Windows Vista startup process, Winlogon, X display manager (program type).
The architecture of Windows NT, a line of operating systems produced and sold by Microsoft, is a layered design that consists of two main components, user mode and kernel mode.
In computing, booting is starting up a computer or computer appliance until it can be used.
BootVis is a Microsoft computer application that allows "PC system designers and software developers" (not aimed at end-users) to check how long a Windows XP machine takes to boot, and then to optimize the boot process, sometimes considerably reducing the time required.
A computer terminal is an electronic or electromechanical hardware device that is used for entering data into, and displaying or printing data from, a computer or a computing system.
The kernel is a computer program that is the core of a computer's operating system, with complete control over everything in the system.
Local Security Authority Subsystem Service (LSASS) is a process in Microsoft Windows operating systems that is responsible for enforcing the security policy on the system.
In computer security, logging in (or logging on or signing in or signing on) is the process by which an individual gains access to a computer system by identifying and authenticating themselves.
A master boot record (MBR) is a special type of boot sector at the very beginning of partitioned computer mass storage devices like fixed disks or removable drives intended for use with IBM PC-compatible systems and beyond.
A power-on self-test (POST) is a process performed by firmware or software routines immediately after a computer or other digital electronic device is powered on.
In a POSIX-conformant operating system, a process group denotes a collection of one or more processes.
A secure attention key (SAK) or secure attention sequence (SAS) is a special key or key combination to be pressed on a computer keyboard before a login screen which must, to the user, be completely trustworthy.
A system is a regularly interacting or interdependent group of items forming an integrated whole.
Unix (trademarked as UNIX) is a family of multitasking, multiuser computer operating systems that derive from the original AT&T Unix, development starting in the 1970s at the Bell Labs research center by Ken Thompson, Dennis Ritchie, and others.
A Unix-like (sometimes referred to as UN*X or *nix) operating system is one that behaves in a manner similar to a Unix system, while not necessarily conforming to or being certified to any version of the Single UNIX Specification.
Windows NT is a family of operating systems produced by Microsoft, the first version of which was released in July 1993.
The Windows NT startup process is the process by which Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 operating systems initialize.
The startup process of Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 and their successors differs from the startup process part of previous versions of Windows.
In computing, Winlogon is the component of Microsoft Windows operating systems that is responsible for handling the secure attention sequence, loading the user profile on logon, and optionally locking the computer when a screensaver is running (requiring another authentication step).
In the X Window System, an X display manager is a graphical login manager which starts a session on an X server from the same or another computer.