I have a bunch of user C: drives folders I want to backup to a NAS device. Would prefer not to run them on the local machines but from a server. For network reasons don't want to use our main file server but a Windows 2003 server that is connected locally.
I can logon to the Windows 2003 server as an admin account, map the foldes I want to backup and also map to a folder on a NAS device. I then schedule the backups using NTBackup and that works fine. I then disconnect the session (not logoff)
The issue is, the mappings only belong to that user who logged on to establish the backup job. If the server is rebooted, while the started task is still running, because the user who created the backups is not logged on, the drive mappings don't exist anymore.
I guess the question is, can I have a Windows 2003 server have mapped drives stick across a reboot or is there another way we can do this?