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After struggling for an entire day, I'm afraid I need to ask this question again because none of the solutions proposed in this forum seems to work.

ISSUE

I need to create a symbolic link to a folder in a mapped drive from a different directory on the same mapped drive. I always get "Access is denied".

Note 1: I can create local to local symbolic links.
Note 2: I can create local to remote symbolic links.
Note 3: I can NOT create remote to local symbolic links.
Note 4: I can NOT create remote to remote symbolic links.

SETUP - EDITED

I'm working on a laptop, connected via VPN to my employer's network, and RemoteDesktop to the workstation that I operate. All run in Windows 10.

  • I have User rights on the laptop.
  • I have permission to create symbolic links on the laptop.
  • I have "fsutil behavior query SymlinkEvaluation" ALL enabled (L2L, L2R, R2L, R2R) on the laptop.

  • I have Admin rights on the workstation.

  • I have permission to create symbolic links on the workstation (redundant to having Admin rights).
  • I have "fsutil behavior query SymlinkEvaluation" ALL enabled (L2L, L2R, R2L, R2R) on the workstation.

  • I have permission on the mapped drive set to MAX.

  • I have set the UAC to "never"
  • The mapped drive is mapped in both the laptop (reminder: User rights) and the workstation (reminder: Admin rights)
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    Hi, Welcome to SuperUser. Can you please explain what you tried, and how. – Moshe Gross Jul 11 at 12:42
  • So on which computer is this happening? – harrymc Jul 11 at 20:17
  • This is happening on the workstation. The only thing I use the laptop for is accessing the workstation - but now I'm wondering if the laptop's setup is playing a role here. – Nakasone Jul 12 at 5:46
  • @MosheGross after setting everythin as explained above, I try creating the symbolic links via CMD typing "mklink /D <link> <target>". As I point out, the method does work for local, not for remote drives. – Nakasone Jul 12 at 8:06

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