An application I am using requires a script to make a symbolic link...It is impossible RRS feed

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  • After all the steps I tried I just tried to mklink dev blah where dev is a directory. I get permission denied. Then I go to process explorer and try to find out what is blocking it. I find it is in Srp\GP\Dll and others. I disable UAC go to gpedit.msc and then make sure create symbolic links is enabled. Then I go to Software Restriction Policies Click on the Action tab and find out I can't and there are no policies defined. I try it logged in as the Administrator, still no go. I have been hacked in the past but I would like the freedom to define my own SRP's in order to allow this one program. So for now all the good stuff I have in Windows is basically useless for the next few months or so because I have to run linux in a virtual machine and do the run around of make changes upload download and test. This is not a very good way to do things.

    Anyone have any suggestions or reasons if you care to speak why this is happening?

    Sunday, September 8, 2019 6:00 AM

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  • Hi,

    mklink <Link> <Target>, I suppose the "dev" is the Target and "blah" is the Link.

    You should try to use "mklink blah dev".

    Best regards,


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    Monday, September 9, 2019 1:59 AM
  • I don't see any problem. This system has developer mode enabled so I don't require admin rights. On my surface where I don't have developer mode enabled, I have to elevate to get symbolic link creation rights.

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    Friday, September 13, 2019 4:50 AM