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How to identify the UNC path of a network server or location.

The Universal Naming Convention (UNC) is a standard for identifying servers, printers, and other resources on a network. A UNC network path has the following format:
\servername\share\path
Illumina recommends using the UNC path when setting a network server as the default output location and is a requirement for most Illumina platforms running Windows 10. Use the following steps to identify the UNC path for an existing mapped network location in Windows:
  1. 1.
    In the Windows Search bar, type in cmd and press 'Enter' to open the Command Prompt.
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    In the Command Prompt, type net use and press 'Enter' to run the command.
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    The output will list the local drive letter under the 'Local' column and UNC path under the 'Remote' column for each network resource that has been mapped to that instrument.
Figure 1: Example output of the net use command with the UNC path listed under the 'Remote' column in the output.
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