8.2. Should/Could I use Mapped Drives to point to the data files on my server?
DO NOT USE MAPPED DRIVES SUCH AS A Z: DRIVE, BE SURE TO USE THE UNC LOCATION SUCH AS \\ServerA\Data Files\Star BOL Data\data
THIS IS BECAUSE THE MAPPING MIGHT BE DIFFERENT ON EACH WORKSTATION.
Definition of UNC: (Universal Naming Convention) - UNC is a filename format that is used to specify the location of files, folders, and resources on a local-area network (LAN). The UNC address of a file may look something like this:
UNC can also be used to identify peripheral devices shared on the network, including scanners and printers. It provides each shared resource with a unique address. This allows operating systems that support UNC (such as Windows) to access specific resources quickly and efficiently.
If you choose to use Mapped Drives, we do not support them.
If you do not know what this means, we would suggest contacting your IT Staff for more information.