object in Windows NT and Windows 2000

Definition of object in Windows NT and Windows 2000 in The Network Encyclopedia.

What is Object (in Windows NT and Windows 2000)?

A system resource that can be made available to an application. Examples of objects in Microsoft Windows NT and Windows 2000 include files, printers, memory, devices, windows, threads, and processes.

A file object, for example, includes the file’s name and status information, along with a collection of methods for creating, opening, closing, and deleting the object.

These methods describe what actions can be performed on the object by the Object Manager, the component of the Windows NT executive that manages resources on a machine running Windows NT or Windows 2000.