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How can I grant a particular user the permission to create symlinks in Windows 7?

I've searched through "Group Policy" and Google, but haven't found anything.

On a side note, is there a way to search through everything in Group Policy Editor? The filters only seem to work on particular subtrees. I never actually found anything using the filters.

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Computer configuration | Windows Settings | Security Settings | Local Policies | User Rights Assignment | Create symbolic links

There is a handy excell reference sheet for finding group policy settings: Group Policy Settings Reference for Windows and Windows Server (9/2009)

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Here it looked more like the following, just for reference if someone gets confused: Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Local Security Policy > Local Policies > User Rights Assignment > Create symbolic links And by the way you need to logout and login again for the settings to apply. –  Seldaek May 17 '10 at 19:23
And you can run secpol.msc to skip the first part, then all you got left is : Local Policies > User Rights Assignment > Create symbolic links –  Seldaek May 17 '10 at 20:11
Also: Running "gpupdate /force" from either CMD or just the Run dialog should apply the setting as well. –  Tobias Plutat Jan 21 '11 at 8:21
iisreset will do this for IIS permissions. –  palswim Feb 11 '14 at 19:25

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