Is there any difference?
How setting ArcGIS Server Data Store Folder as local vs. network path will affect the publishing process?
I saw warnings in ArcMap 10.1 when I Analyze the MXD before I publish, complaining that network path is used. (Assuming this might slow down the REST service if network access to MXD data is slow)
Example: My file server has designated shared folder for ArcGIS data called "GisDataStore". It is mapped as local drive on my ArcGIS server, so I can access it both ways:
\MyFileServer\GisDataStore and Z:\GisDataStore
I wonder which I should use to Register the "GisDataStore" folder as ArcGIS 10.2 Server datastore.
Here's the warning I am getting:
SEVERITY STATUS CODE DESCRIPTION
Medium Unresolved 10027 Layer's data source is referenced via a UNC path