I'm reinstalling Adobe Central Output Server on a Window's 2003 server. The data source is an NFS share that is mapped to the server. If I use the default location for the DATA source in the jfserver.ini file, the JFservice.exe process starts with no problem. If I change the share to the "E:/" (NFS share), the JFserver process does not start. I can access the mapped share from window's explorer or DOS.
mapped drives are not a good idea. The problems stem from the fact that Central is starting up as a service and the timing of when things get started can mess you up. Simply stated, Central may be trying to start before the mapped drives are defined and Central startup will fail.