In a networked environment, the desktops are known as client computers or workstations.
The servers are typically stored in a special temperature-controlled room that is often physically located in a different building or space than the workstation users.
Access is provided through network cables that are used to transmit data packages within the network.
These cables also provide access to the Internet, typically after being routed through a central server or network switch.
User management is a range of services, from the creation of user names and passwords to the allocation of rights, privileges, and access.
For example, when a new staff member joins a department, the network administrator must create a new account for this person to access the network services.
Access to applications, files, services, and tools this person will require to complete his or her job must be provided by the system administrator.
This is known as user management and authentication.