Network driver letter in a link substituted by UNC address.
Posted on 2010-11-25
We have an application that resides (executable, parameters, configuration) on a W2003 server shared directory accessible from all users.
On every PC we connected manually the shared directory assigning drive letter "T:".
We create a shortcut on every PC desktop to run the executable of the application
as per the following example:
T:\maindirectory\exedirectory\program.exe param1 param2
Sometimes users call us telling that the program do not longer work (or, more precisely, do not print) and we noticed that it is because the link has been modified in
\\Servername\maindirectory\exedirectory\program.exe param1 param2
Giving the way the software is designed, it is justified that, with this change, printing function stops to work but this is not the problem.
The problem is why this change in the link happens without any (apparent) external intervention.
It seems that it take place in Win7 and Vista clientsand not in Win XP clients.
All PC in a Win2003 domain.
Thanks in advance for your help.