Map Network Path to Folder rather than Drive
Posted on 2006-05-22
I was wondering if anyone knew of a way to map a Network path to a folder rather than a drive in Windows 2000 Server.
Here's the situation. We have an application that stores image files in a folder on the local drive. We do not have the ability to change where it stores the images, but need more space. We want to simply add a NAS to the network and store the images there, but since I can't change the path the application uses, I need to somehow map that path to go to the NAS rather than the local drive.
This would of course be simple in a unix / linux system, but I haven't found a way to do it in Windows yet. I am going to try to create a lnk to the NAS path and see if all works well, but that won't allow access from a dos prompt, which may be required as some of the applications utilities utilize DOS level access.
In case I wasn't 100% clear what I'm after is to have
C:\application\Images point to a Network Folder rather than the local drive.