The Universal Description, Discovery, and Integration (UDDI) specification defines a SOAP-based Web service for locating Web services and programmable resources on a network. UDDI provides a foundation for developers and administrators to readily share information about internal services across the enterprise and public services on the Internet.

Windows Server 2003 includes Aa286530.leave-site(en-us,MSDN.10).gifUDDI Services, enabling companies to run their own private UDDI service for intranet or extranet use. UDDI Services helps companies organize and catalog programmatic resources. As a core piece of Web services infrastructure in Windows Server 2003, UDDI Services makes it easy to discover, share, and re-use Web services and other programmable resources. With UDDI Services, companies can build and deploy smarter, more reliable applications.

Microsoft also hosts a node of the UDDI Business Registry (UBR) as well as a UDDI test node. Offered at no cost, the UBR Node is a public UDDI registry where one can publish and inquire about Web services available on the internet. The Aa286530.leave-site(en-us,MSDN.10).gifMicrosoft UBR node replicates with other UBR operator nodes. The Aa286530.leave-site(en-us,MSDN.10).gifMicrosoft Test node is a fully functional environment where you can safely develop and test your software without affecting other UDDI users.

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