INFO: What is a UNC path?

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INFO: What is a UNC path?


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Question:

What is a UNC path?

Information:

UNC is short for Universal Naming Convention, a Windows format for specifying the location of resources on a local-area network (LAN). UNC uses the following format:

\\server-name\shared-resource-pathname

The shared resource pathname can be a single name, or a longer directory path. It can mount at any point on a logical drive (not necessarily at the root of the drive).

What is UNC?

View a definition provided by Microsoft:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/officedev/off2000/idh_ofdefuniversalnamingconventionunc.htm

View definitions from Google:
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=define%3AUNC 

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Article ID: 10870
Last Modified: 5/12/2008
Type: INFO
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