We have a small peer-to-peer network with all Windows XP computers.
One computer is designated as a Server and has shared several folders. (And it's set to share again automatically on restart, which it does. Other computers on the network hvae a local drive (s:) mapped to that Server.
Other computers on the network have programs which execute from (i.e., the .exe is located on) those Server\ShraedFolders. However, after a fresh restart those apps don't run. If I manuall browse to the S: drive on the local computer then I can see the Server files. After that I can then start the program(s) that are located on the S:\drive.
These computers are all Windows XP SP2