In Windows 7 X64 I have a directory C:\shares\ Which contains 2 shared folders, each of these contains a couple of hundred symlinks, mapping the contents of 4 folders spread across 4 drives.
So C:\shares\documents\ contains a symlink for every document in D:\documents\, every document in E:\documents\ and so on up to drive J.
This is so that I can mirror the Library functionality remote use.
Now I can access and browse this share perfectly locally by browsing to \machinename\documents\ and going through it. However when accessing it from a backup appliance which I suspect uses samba or some sort of derivative, I get "Could not open dir [smb://MACHINENAME/documents/docname.doc]. Reason: Permission denied (13)."
Unfortunately I have no way of getting a more detailed error out of the appliance, and can see nothing relevant in the Event Log on the windows machine. The user being used is an administrator and I have added explicit permissions against both the directories that the symlinks point to and the symlinks themselves.
Does anyone know how I can allow remote devices to follow my local symlinks?