If you don't to map a network drive with
net use you can access a UNC Path directly from the Command Prompt using
This will create a temporary mapped drive automatically for you and make it your current working directory.
When you're finished on the network share enter the
popd command. This will return you to the directory you were in before and delete the temporary network drive.
pushd commands can be used with local directories. They build up a stack of visited directories which can be handy if you work on the command line a lot. So when you if change directory with
pushd you can get back to where you were with
popd. A stack of directories is built up with each
pushd and you go one directory back up the stack with