I had to alter my code in my client server application to work with that method.
But that's my 5+ year old application and today I don't need a drive mapping or other. I now stand firmly on MySQL. You should move up.
In other words, fix the application.
I'm in the process of installing some software on a client / server basis.
The server install goes fine
On the client machine it and adds a number of registry keys including one in the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE which points to the database stored on the server.
The default syntax of this is
Server01:C:\program files\etc etc etc
I then open the software and it works fine accessing the database etc. As soon as I log off the computer and log back in the connection no longer works.
If I change this over to a drive mapping then it works fine, unfortunately the software is sensitive to this and when it comes to upgrades will fall over.
Any thoughts as to why the original syntax will not work?