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

19 Sep 2016   #1

win 7 pro x64
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:
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
That works for accessing files and ordinary directories from Y7. However, it fails on any junction that points to
No amount of fiddling permissions fixes this, nor connecting with varying credentials.

If the junction however points to
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.



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