Uniform Naming Convention
The basic format is:
where "servername" is the hostname of a network file server, and "sharename" is the name of a networked or shared directory. Note this is not the same as the conventional MS-DOS "C:\windows" directory name. E.g.
might be set up to point to
on a server called "server1".
It is possible to execute a program using this convention without having to specifically link a drive, by running:
The undocumented DOS command, TRUENAME can be used to find out the UNC name of a file or directory on a network drive.
(01 Mar 1995)
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