OS: Windows Server 2016
If i have a folder X containing a junction point to another folder Y (on same machine and same volume). Then if i share X over the network, will a remote user that connects to X be redirected to Y?
The use case is that the folder location/name Y is changing now and then after the execution of a scheduled task. But I'd like that the remote users always use the same network share name (X). I could update the junction point during the execution of the task.
Is there any other tech with which i could achieve this? I had some success with the following method: I recreate or update a network share named X and have it point directly to Y. But this only works if X is a top-level share.
I'm looking for a solution that also works in the following case: Let X be a share to Y. Then if Y contains a subfolder A, remote users can access it via the network path X\A. But i also need the case where via a network pathm say X\B, remote users should be able to access a completely different path on the machine. Hence my idea to create a junction point from Y\B to another path. (which remote users would access via X\B)
Is it possible?