is it possible to set the data directory of geoserver on a network drive? The data directory path of my existing installation is the default location (C:\Program Files\GeoServer 2.6.1\data_dir). I copied the folder on a network drive (a mapped drive: I:\GeoServer_Data_Dir (read and write permission for the used Windows-User)) and change the environment variable (GEOSERVER_DATA_DIR) to the new location. After restarting the geoserver service he didn´t use the "new" data dir. Instead he uses C:\Program Files\GeoServer 2.6.1\webapps\geoserver\data as the data directory. In addition i installed GeoServer 2.8.3 on this Computer and during the installing i set the data directory path to the existing folder on the network drive. It said that the path contains a valid data directory but the GeoServer 2.8.3 also uses the webapps\geoserver\data-folder in his home-directory.
Has anybody an idea how to fix this problem?