A drive map is a pointer to a location in your local or network file system. The map assigns a local drive letter to a directory path on a volume where you have access rights. The directory path includes the volume, directory, and any subdirectories leading to the file. The local drive letter can be used instead of the complete path name.
Drive maps can be permanent or temporary:
Permanent Map: To map a drive so you can use it every time you log in, place a map command in your Novell Client login script, or use the mapping functionality of your client operating system and enable it to reconnect at login. The network drive is remapped every time you log in.
Temporary Map: To map a drive so you can use it only during your current session, use theoption in the Novell Client, or use the mapping functionality of your client operating system. The network drive map is valid only until you log out.