Naming conventions in a three-tiered system

Subject: Naming conventions in a three-tiered system
From: "Sue Ahrenhold" <SAhrenhold -at- IpdSolution -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 12 Feb 2003 10:52:07 -0500

We are documenting a tool that works in a distributed environment. Originally, the documentation talked about a Desktop client, a web client, and the Server. However, the PTB (powers that be) decreed that this product would be web only, so the desktop client went away, and the name of the web client was changed to the name of the product. However, the product contains a set of administrator tools that can be run on any machine.

So in the installation guide, the installer options are:
Administrator Tools
Snap-On Applications

These snap-on applications have to be run from the server only.

Now, they are adding some new tools that can run from either the server or the same machine that the administrator tools run on, but that have a separate, unique installer.

My question concerns the headings we should use in the minimum system configuration table. Originally, the headings were:

Web Client

But officially, both Desktop and Web Client have gone away.

We've considered

Administrator Tools
[Product name]


End User

but don't know exactly what to do.

Looking for conventions that other users might be following. Thanks!


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