If the notion of symbolic links sounds familiar that's because it has existed within the UNIX/Linux world pretty much forever. The functionality's now been made available in the Windows Server 2008 operating system to add some oomph to the migration from and the application compatibility with UNIX/Linux operating systems.
Well, regardless of where the functionality came from or what the intended goals might have been, it could still be quite handy in many other applications, simply consider it to be another tool in your belt.
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And to keep this post someone technical, here's a quick command that will enable all kinds of symbolic link evaluations (local and remote) on a particular Windows client (Vista, 7, 2008):
fsutil behavior set SymlinkEvaluation L2L:1 R2R:1 L2R:1 R2L:1That's it folks. Enjoy.