Will accessing a program on the server perform better with a mapped drive versus a shortcut?
Posted on 2007-08-02
Easy question. Just wanted to make sure though. We have a program which is installed on the server. (That is the way it is recommened to be run) It is a billing program. After it is installed, you simply browse to it and send a shortcut of the .exe file to your desktop. After that, clicking on the shortcut allows you to work with the program off the server.
When the companies' support tech called today, he told us that it wouldn't work very well because the folder where the .exe file resides (the program's folder) should have been a Mapped Network Drive instead. I went ahead and mapped it, but I don't see why it should work better as a mapped drive than a shortcut since they should be fairly similar. I mean I know that mapping a network drive can have its advantages, but if I am simply trying to access one file and the folder isn't going to move, why would it work better?