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Inside Windows® Server 2003 by William Boswell

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Link Tracking Service

Do you spend days or weeks planning data moves because of the time it takes to coordinate with users who have shortcuts and compound documents linked to files buried deep in the directory structure under a share point? Relief is at hand in the form of the Link Tracking Service, or LTS. This feature was introduced in Windows 2000.

The LTS keeps track of the location of source files for shortcuts and OLE applications. An example of an OLE link is a compound document in Word that contains a link to an Excel spreadsheet. A file with a link to another file is called a link client. The target file for the link is called the link source.

Typically, if the link source file is moved, the link client will fail to find it and give ...

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