Microsoft BackOffice Server

Definition of Microsoft BackOffice Server in The Network Encyclopedia.

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What is Microsoft BackOffice Server?

An integrated suite of server applications that are optimized for the Microsoft Windows NT operating system. Microsoft BackOffice Server lets organizations easily develop, deploy, and administer powerful intranet and line-of-business applications.

It provides integration, cohesion, and ease of use along with scalability, interoperability, availability, and manageability. BackOffice Server is also the easiest and most cost-effective way to license and use the BackOffice family of products through client access licenses (CALs).

The advanced features of BackOffice Server version 4.5 include the following:

  • Support for all major Internet protocols
  • Messaging and collaboration services
  • Database services
  • Systems management services
  • Proxy and firewall services
  • Web site content publishing, management, and analysis services
  • Mainframe host integration services
  • Microsoft Management Console (MMC)
  • Cross-suite reporting with Seagate Crystal Info version 5
  • Intranet starter site with sample applications
  • Integrated, scenario-based setup
  • Web-based administration tools
  • Development tools

BackOffice Server version 4.5 includes the following applications to provide core networking, file and print, communication, Web, and application services:

  • Windows NT 4
  • Internet Information Server 4
  • Microsoft Index Server 2
  • Microsoft Certificate Server
  • Microsoft Transaction Server (MTS) 2
  • Microsoft Message Queue (MSMQ) Server
  • Microsoft Internet Connection Services for Remote Access Service (RAS)
  • Microsoft FrontPage
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 5.5 and Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Proxy Server 2
  • Microsoft SNA Server 4
  • Microsoft SQL Server 7
  • Microsoft Site Server 3 (free coupon included)
  • Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS) 1.2
  • Seagate Software Crystal Info 5 (five-user)