universal naming convention. n. In network computing, a name used to identify the server name and the network name (netname) of a resource. This name is in one of the following formats: \\servername\netname\path\filename \\servername\netname\devicename
Universal Naming Convention. Also called Uniform Naming Convention. A convention for specifying directories, servers, and other resources on a network, using two slashes // or backslashes \\ to indicate the name of the computer, and one slash to indicate path or directory levels within the computer.
Universal Naming Convention. The full name of a resource on a network. It conforms to the \\servername\sharename syntax, where servername is the name of the server and sharename is the name of the shared resource. UNC names of directories or files can also include the directory path under the share name, with the following syntax: \\servername\sharename\directory\filename.
Universal Naming Convention - A standard for naming files accessible on a network. UNC names consist of two slashes followed by a hostname, sometimes a colon and a port number, a slash, and then a path and/or filename of the file to be accessed.
A name given to a device, computer, or resource to enable other users and applications to establish explicit connections and access the resources over the network. The following is an example of a UNC: \\servername\sharename where servername is the name of a server to which a connection is being made, and sharename is the name of a shared directory to be accessed on that server.
A naming convention for files which provides a machine-independent means of locating the file. A UNC name will usually include a reference to a shared folder and file name accessible over a network rather than specifying a drive letter and path. For example, to access a database named Northwind.mdb on a shared directory named Samples on the computer called MyWorkstation, you could use the UNC name \\MyWorkstation\Samples\Northwind.mdb. UNC naming conventions are particularly useful in Web-based applications because they allow reference to data that is not necessarily stored on a particular Web server.
Universal Naming Convention. a machine-independent way of referring to files, folders, and other shared resources in a Windows networked (LAN) environment. UNC pathnames have a syntax of the form \\servername\sharename\pathname, where servername is the name of a server on the network, sharename is the name of a specific shared resource (e.g. a drive or a printer), and the remaining pathname is of the same form as used in a local file system path. Montage supports UNC syntax in the specification of target and directory paths for Shortcuts.
Universal Naming Convention. With UNC, you can view, copy or run files on another machine without assigning it a drive letter on your own. It also means if you are running short of logical drive letters, you can get to servers that you use only intermittently with a simple command from the MS-DOS Prompt.
Universal naming convention. A way to specify a directory on a file server. UNC names are file names or other resource names that begin with the string \\, indicating that they exist on a remote computer.
(Uniform Naming Convention or Universal Naming Convention) - A convention for specifying directories, servers, and other resources on a network, using two slashes // or backslashes \\ to indicate the name of the server, and one slash to indicate the path or shared directory within the computer, in this format: \\server\share or //server/share.
Universal Naming Convention. A convention for naming files and other resources beginning with two backslashes (\), indicating that the resource exists on a network computer. UNC names conform to the \\SERVERNAME\SHARENAME syntax, where SERVERNAME is the server's name and SHARENAME is the name of the shared resource. The UNC name of a directory or file can also include the directory path after the share name, with the following syntax: \\SERVERNAME\SHARENAME\DIRECTORY\FILENAME.