Short for Zero Administration for Windows, a collection of utilities developed by Microsoft that should enable administrators to centrally manage and update software on PCs connected to a LAN. ZAW was developed partly as a response to the emergence of Net PCs. One of the main selling points of Net PCs is that they enable software to be centralized, which greatly simplifies administration of applications. ZAW attempts to offer the same sort of administration ease while letting the applications remain on traditional desktop PCs.
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