The glossary below contains many of the terms you will find in common use throughout the Symantec Security Response website. Please refer to this list to find definitions of terms and answers to other Internet security-related questions.

System State backup

A snapshot of system-specific data on the source that is comprised of the registry, the COM+ Class Registration database, and start and system files. If the source is a Certificate Services database, the Certificate Services database is also included. If the server is a domain controller, the data also includes the Active Directory services database and SYSVOL directory. The System State data is backed up and restored only as a collection, never individually.