If you're like most system administrators, you more than likely prefer to perform common tasks using Windows XP's vast array of command-line tools. If so, here's another trick to add to your toolbox.
Did you know that you can configure the command prompt to display the full UNC of a mapped drive letter? The ability to tell at a glance which server a particular driver letter maps to can save you both time and frustration when working at the command line.
All you have to do is add a special character to the Prompt command. Follow these steps:
Now, when you open a command prompt and access a mapped drive letter, you'll see the UNC path in the prompt.