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Introducing Quest Reporter : Glossary : L

Local Area Network (LAN)
A group of computers and associated devices that share a common communications line and typically share the resources of a single processor or server within a small geographic area.
Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP)
A protocol used for querying and modifying information stored within directory services. The Active Directory can be queried and modified through the use of LDAP-compatible tools.
Live report
A reporting process during which content for the desired report is collected from the original source (for example, Active Directory or NTFS permissions) when the report template is launched. The user generating the report must have appropriate rights on the original source to run a report template in this fashion. By contrast, see Stored data report.
Load Balancing
The fine-tuning of a computer system, network or disk subsystem to more evenly distribute the data or processing across available resources.
Local Group
An entity that provides access to resources and rights to perform system tasks. A local group remains strictly local to the computer where it is created and does not appear in the directory.