I have a server with win7 and a big share on


In this share there are many symbolic links to files on other local disks like

C:\share\file.txt(symlink) <-> D:\file.txt

I can access the file over:



but if I try to access from an other pc I can't open the file. I'm able to delete, rename ... the link but it seems that the symbolic link isn't processed by the server.

Can I change something with cifs to make this work?

I already checked the acls of the link and the file and set them to allow everybody everything. I also can access the file with d$.

Hope there is a solution...


I found the same thing. Didn't find a solution and wound up abandoning using symlinks altogether.

  • are there any alternatives? – fpdragon Dec 20 '10 at 19:46

how about dfs its not symbolic links but should accomplish what you want!

  • The plan was to build an alternative to dfs or whs but anyway thx for your post – fpdragon Feb 15 '11 at 15:14

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