Universal Naming Convention

This section describes how to configure Universal Naming Convention (UNC) source control profiles.

Short for Universal Naming Convention or Uniform Naming Convention, UNC is a PC format for specifying the location of resources on a local area network (LAN). UNC uses the following format: \\server-name\shared-resource-pathname.

For example, to access the file test.txt in the directory examples on the shared server silo, you would write: \\silo\examples\test.txt.

You can also use UNC to identify shared peripheral devices, such as printers. The idea behind UNC is to provide a format so that each shared resource can be identified with a unique address.

UNC is only supported on Microsoft Windows operating systems. If you plan to use a non-Windows execution server you can use the Apache Commons VFS source control profile instead.