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I got an error message when I created 5th hard link to a file using fsutil:

Error: An attempt was made to create more links on a file than the file system supports.

I was quite surprised because impression is that NTFS can support up to 1023 hard links to a single file. Can anyone shed some light on this issue? It looks like it is the limitation of fsutil instead of that of Windows Server 2003. Thanks.

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Was this a clean install of Windows 2003, or did it get upgraded from 2000? – user3463 Oct 26 '12 at 21:21
I believe it is a clean install. The hard drive has been reformatted as NTFS just recently. – Tuzki Oct 26 '12 at 21:26
I know this was an issue on NT and 2000, which is why I asked. Are there any policies you know of? Is it native storage or SAN? – user3463 Oct 26 '12 at 21:33
I also downloaded GnuWin32 and managed to create more than 4 links using ln command. – Tuzki Oct 26 '12 at 21:35
It is not a native storage server. We did create disk array using some HP utility. Anyway, I will use ln command to create hardlinks. I really don't see it is a limitation of the file system itself. – Tuzki Oct 26 '12 at 21:41

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