Uniform Naming Convention
<networking> (UNC) Used in IBM PC
networking to completely specify a directory on a file server
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.
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.