cmd to a SYMLINKD UNC folder within cygwin
Thu Dec 16 12:39:37 GMT 2021
Windows Server 2012 R2 with a D drive running Cygwin 3.0.4. SYMLINKD created using mklink /D to a UNC path so d:\folder points to \\fileserver\share
Windows Server 2016 with a D drive running Cygwin from October 2021 (cygwin1.dll doesn't have a version). SYMLINKD created on the Windows side using mklink /D to a UNC path so d:\folder points to \\fileserver\share
Opening Cygwin and cd'ing to d:\folder and executing cmd on both servers produces different results. On Server 2012 R2 it works just fine, on server 2016 it throws an error and dumps you to c:\windows instead.
Server 2012 R2:
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.3.9600]
(c) 2013 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
CMD.EXE was started with the above path as the current directory.
UNC paths are not supported. Defaulting to Windows directory.
Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.14393]
(c) 2016 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Any ideas? Is this a change in Cygwin or Windows Server?
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