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Use of UNC Naming convention versus mapped drive

Question asked by Michael Wicke on Apr 19, 2012
Latest reply on Dec 16, 2014 by Michael Green

Our IT department would prefer that we use UNC or Universal Naming Convention when storing and retrieving files instead of using a mapped drive. Has anyone had success with utilizing UNC? I'm not getting a solid response from my VAR? (They have forwarded it to SolidWorks for an answer). We are running SolidWorks 2012 SP1 without EPDM. I have tried using UNC here and we are running into consistent problems with SolidWorks not being able to find parts. We are utilizing a virtual server arrangemnet with DFS (Dynamic File Structure) Any information would be great.