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1.1 Glossary

The following terms are defined in [MS-GLOS]:

ASCII
device
device driver
HRESULT
Interface Definition Language (IDL)
remote procedure call (RPC)
smart card
terminal server
Unicode
Unicode string
universally unique identifier (UUID)

The following terms are specific to this document:

Answer To Reset (ATR): The transmission sent by an ISO-7816–compliant Integrated Circuit Card (as specified in [ISO/IEC-7816-3] section 8) to a smart card reader in response to an ISO-7816-3–based RESET condition.

build number: A unique number identifying the version of an application, in this case the Terminal Services (TS) client.

call packet: A combination of I/O control (IOCTL) and a data structure request from a protocol client that corresponds to that IOCTL.

card type: A string that specifies a specific type of smart card that is recognized by Smart Cards for Windows.

device I/O: Device input/output.

device name: The friendly, human-readable name of a device.

I/O control code (IOCTL and IOControlCode): The 32-bit number that specifies the function to execute on the protocol server.

Microsoft Terminal Services (TS): A component that allows a user to access applications or data stored on a remote computer over a network connection.

Multistring: A series of null-terminated character strings terminated by a final null character stored in a contiguous block of memory.

operating system version: A uniquely identifiable numbered string that is used to identify a particular operating system.

protocol client: An endpoint that initiates a protocol.

protocol server: An endpoint that processes the call packet from a protocol client.

reader group name: The friendly, human-readable name for a reader group.

Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP): A multi-channel protocol that allows a user to connect to a computer running Microsoft Terminal Services (TS).

return packet: An encoded structure containing the result of a call packet operation executed on the protocol client.

smart card reader: A device used as a communication medium between the smart card and a Host; for example, a computer. Also referred to as a Reader.

smart card reader name: The friendly, human-readable name of the smart card reader. Also referred to as a Reader Name.

Smart Cards for Windows: An implementation of the ICC Resource Manager according to [PCSC5].

static virtual channel: The virtual channel advertised at session establishment, as part of the RNS_UD_CS_NET data, a part of the Conference Create Request User Data.

TS client: A Microsoft Terminal Services program that initiates a connection.

TS server: A Microsoft Terminal Services program that responds to a request from a TS client.

virtual channel: A communication channel available in a terminal server session between an application running at the server and extension module running in the terminal server client.

MAY, SHOULD, MUST, SHOULD NOT, MUST NOT: These terms (in all caps) are used as described in [RFC2119]. All statements of optional behavior use either MAY, SHOULD, or SHOULD NOT.

 
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