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Re: Using native symlinks
- From: Chris Sutcliffe <ir0nh34d at gmail dot com>
- To: The Cygwin Mailing List <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Wed, 29 May 2013 12:40:40 -0400
- Subject: Re: Using native symlinks
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On 29 May 2013 11:23, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> On May 29 10:33, Chris Sutcliffe wrote:
>> On 29 May 2013 04:39, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>> > To workaround that, you can either add yourself to the "Create symbolic
>> > links" right, or you can add the "Users" group if you want to allow
>> > every user to create symlinks. But this requires changing it on all
>> > machines manually, so alternatively you can create a domain policy which
>> > adds the trusted users to this user right on all machines.
>> I tried this approach and I'm still not having any luck with the user
>> being able to create native symbolic links in a non-elevated shell.
> What approach? Adding the Users group to the Local Security Policy or
> adding a domain policy? If the latter, did you call gpupdate on the
> client or reboot the client machine to propagate the domain policy?
I've added the specific domain user in the Local Security Policy as I
am not a domain admin (only an admin on the local machine) and as such
cannot propagate a domain policy change.
> Also, either way, did you logoff and logon so that the "Create symbolic
> links" user right can be added to your user token? Note that your token
> remains unchanged if you didn't exit from your session. Just changing
> the Policy isn't enough, the OS needs achance to create a new user token
> for you containing the user right.
I've rebooted the machine since making the change and it has had no
affect. Is there something else I need to do?
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