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Windows 7: How to get subst'ed dirs to work on net mapped drives

19 Sep 2016   #1
apb

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How to get subst'ed dirs to work on net mapped drives

I want to get directory junctions on machine Xp to follow a subst on Xp when seen from machine Y7.

Machine Xp is an XP machine; machine Y7 is a win 7 machine.
On machine Xp I have a drive I: and the following directory on drive I:
I:\subst\J
On machine Xp I have run
subst J: I:\subst\J
I have various directory junctions in the subtree under I:\subst\J that point to "J:\.....".
On machine Xp these junctions are followed as expected.

On machine Y7, I can map J: to either
\\Xp\J
or
\\Xp\I\subst\J
That works for accessing files and ordinary directories from Y7. However, it fails on any junction that points to
"J:\....."
No amount of fiddling permissions fixes this, nor connecting with varying credentials.

If the junction however points to
"I:\subst\J\....."
Then Y7 follows the junction just fine.
This seems opposite of my understanding, which is that junctions are resolved on the server system, while symlinks are resolved at the client.

I should point out that I have also "share"d everything related to I: or J I could possibly think of with permissions for everyone.

So, the bottom line is how do I get this to work?

If you are interested in how this situation came about, it is because I am replacing a physical drive mounted as J: with a much larger drive which is also used for other things. Re-partitioning the bigger drive would not be fun.

Thanks!!

--peter


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