I'm on Windows 8.1 Enterprise and what I'm trying to do is to have a python script that will:

  1. Mount an NFS share for the current user
  2. Create a symlink in the current working directory to a drive mapped to this share

And this seems to be impossible: according to https://stackoverflow.com/questions/15320550 I have to run script as an administrator in order to create symlink. In other hand I have to mount NFS volume from the current user so it will be able to access it.

I have no idea how to make part of my script to run using the current user privileges and another part using elevated privileges.

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    Why create a symlink, why not map it to a drive letter?
    – mdpc
    Commented Oct 11, 2014 at 5:06
  • @mdpc This is indeed could be solution, however there are requirements to keep the thing the same on all the supported platforms (OSX, Ubuntu, Windows): mount to a specific path.
    – Kentzo
    Commented Oct 12, 2014 at 5:26


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