How to Map Network Drive

This article will teach you on how to map a network drive. The purpose of this article is to help those who do not know how to share a database from other network so it can be access by multiple computers.

There are two kinds of approach in sharing a database. One is through a Client/Server architecture which uses a database server like MS SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL, PostgreSQL, etc. The other is through a file server which needs to map only a shared drive or folder from a computer that serves as a server.
In order to map a network drive please follow the following procedure

Connect a drive from My Computer or Windows Explorer

  1. To connect a drive from My Computer, click Start, right-click My Computer, and then click Explore.

    To connect a drive from Windows Explorer, right-click Start, and then click Explore.
  2. On the Tools menu, click Map Network Drive.
  3. In the Drive box, click a drive letter.
  4. In the Folder box, type the UNC path for the server and shared resource in the following format: \\server name\share name. You can also click Browse to find the computer and shared resource.

You can map shared drives and shared folders. When you access a shared drive or folder you can also access subfolders if you have the appropriate permissions. However, you cannot map a drive for a subfolder that is not explicitly configured as a shared resource.


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ME very much biggner, downloaded the payroll system and try to run message occur " the select file is not a valid studio solution file" can you please help me
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I developed a payroll system for my Agency 2 years ago and working till today paying over 1,650 employees with it. But there are challenges, I need to upgrade as the size of employees is increasing almost every month, new columns for deductions are needed, report paper size is shrinking as newly included columns needs to be reflected. The payroll report paper size is Full scalp, I used 2008 for user interface, MS-Access Back-End database, MS Report Designer, standalone application. I need the House's assistance on how to go about it.
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i need to make the application connect to a database that support multiple users such as sql server. Also i might need to lock records to avoid the scenarios when multiple users access the same record. i need example codes

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