Personally I would not put it on the desktop as the path to is long, not to mention it changes from user to user and it's different on Windows 7 versus Windows XP. Could affect SolidWorks and it's ability to find files.
C:\Documents and Settings\JCapriotti\Desktop
I would put it at the root C: drive. That way it's easy for your users to find and browse to and the path will be the same for everyone. You can then create a shortcut to it on your desktop so it's easy to access from there as well.
Jason is correct. Another option is to create the location other than the root of the C: drive, say a location backed up on the network, like a local My Documents location. I know it sounds unusual, but I've had a few clients require this.
Welcome back Christina! I wondered what happened to you.
I think having a common file path for all users will help with SolidWorks file references as well. If you want to put a shortcut to the vault on the desktop, there's a procedure in the knowledge base telling you how. There's a particular way you need to create it.
EPDM 2010 SP2
Thanks Michael! We got sidetracked for a while here on implementing a new ERP system and we're just now getting back around to the EPDM implementation. Actually I've got my work cut out for me. We're actually doing new hardware, going from Win XP to 7, going from Office 2003 to 2010 AND switching to 3D modeling with SolidWorks and EPDM coming from a strictly 2D AutoCAD world. This should get interesting.
I've got it set up on the C drive with a shortcut right now. It seems to work fine. I created a program ages ago to help make shortcuts on users desktops. Then I can just tell them to run it and click a button and I get consisent shortcuts with the same name and icon on every user. So it works good for me.