AutoCAD - disable local drive saving option (domain environment) only mapped network drive.
Posted on 2010-11-29
Hi, I am an administrator in a small domain of 10 users. I have two designers working on Autocad 2010.
Even though I have instructed them to save files only on our Domain's file server, they keep saving files locally as they find it easier.
My boss really wants to avoid this as we risk losing files and also the server has better backup system in place.
I want to apply a policy to them, through our Win 2003 R2 Server, so that the local drives are hidden in their computers. When they go to the "Save As" dialog box in AutoCAD, I want them to only see the mapped network drive. The local drives won't be made available for them.
Is this possible? Any complications?
Will AutoCAD cache the file in RAM when it opens it from the server and then just do the auto-saves over the network?