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Microsoft BackOffice is a suite of server-based business and productivity applications that run on Windows NT and Windows 2000 platforms. Microsoft BackOffice Server 2000 is specifically designed to run on Windows 2000 and includes the following components. For additional information, visit Microsoft's BackOffice Web site.

  • SQL Server    A relational database component for managing and storing data.

  • Host Integration Server    A host connectivity component that provides Windows, Macintosh, DOS, and OS/2 clients with access to AS/400 and IBM mainframes.

  • SMS (System Management Server)    A network management component that provides a central place to manage network hardware and software, software distribution, troubleshooting, and application management.

  • Exchange Server    An electronic mail, messaging, and groupware system. See "Microsoft Exchange."

  • ISA (Internet Security and Acceleration) Server    This server provides security, caching, and Internet connectivity via proxy services.

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