drive mapping

   The technique of assigning a drive letter to represent a complete directory path statement. Novell NetWare supports four types of drive mapping:
   • Local drive mapping
   Maps drives to lo cal hard disk and floppy disk drives
   • Network drive mapping
   Maps drives to volumes and directories on the network
   • Network search drive mapping
   Maps drives to directories that should be searched if an application or file is not found in the current directory
   • Directory map object
   Maps drives to directories that contain frequently used files, such as applications, without having to specify the actual physical location of the file
   See also Directory Map object.

Dictionary of networking . 2014.

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