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Updated namespace terminology

Updated: August 22, 2005

Applies To: Windows Server 2003 R2

To make namespace concepts easier to understand, namespace terminology has been simplified. The following table describes the previous and updated terms.


Previous Term Updated Term Definition



Any folder that appears in the namespace after \\ServerOrDomainName\RootName. A folder can have optional folder targets.

Link target

Folder target

A Universal Naming Convention (UNC) path of a shared folder or another namespace that is associated with a folder in a namespace.

Not defined

Namespace root

The top-level folder in the namespace. For example, \\ServerOrDomainName\RootName is the namespace root.



A virtual tree of folders that begins with \\ServerOrDomainName\RootName.

Root server

Namespace server

A server that hosts a namespace.

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