Distributed link tracking can use a unique object identifier (ID) to locate link source files that have been moved locally on a computer or within a Windows 2000 domain. The object ID is stamped into a file when it is made the target of a shortcut or an OLE link. NTFS can maintain the integrity of its references because the objects referenced can be moved transparently. Distributed link tracking stores a file's object ID as part of its tracking information.
Distributed link tracking can resolve broken links in the following circumstances:
The link source file has been renamed.
The link source file has been moved within the volume, between two volumes on the same computer, or between two computers within the same Windows 2000 Server – based domain.
The volume containing the link source file has been installed in another computer running Windows 2000 within the same Windows 2000 Server – based domain.
The Windows 2000 – based computer containing the link source file has been renamed.
The name of the network share containing the link source file has been changed.