Mapped network drives are specific to the user account that created them

Question regarding SMTPQ:

On the new server I mapped a network drive that was connected to the NAS box that holds the queue:

s:\  =  \\xyz\smtpq\

When I set the folders in smtpQ Manager as follows the service will not start

Queue Directory:    s:\queue
Undelivered Directory:    s:\undelivered

However if I use the network paths as follows:

Queue Directory: \\xyz\smtpq\queue
Undelivered Directory: \\xyz\smtpq\undelivered

The SMTPQ service starts.  Why does using the mapped drive letter fail?


Using the mapped drive letter fails because the Windows Service account does not have the mapping.  The drive letter mapping is specific to your interactive user account.

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