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Windows 2003 Symlinks (MkLink)

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Requires Windows Server 2003.

This package was approved by moderator mwrock on 10/26/2014.

Windows 2003 Symlinks (MkLink)

Currently this only supports symlinking folders from network shares to local paths, helping bring vagrant to Windows 2003.

This implements the behavior specified in my stack overflow answer (go vote it up)

You call it the same way you do for folders on other versions of windows, mklink /d sometargetfolder \some\shared\folder

And before you ask, this should also work on Windows XP.

You need Visual C++ Redistributable for VS2005 SP1 installed (which is not yet a chocolatey package).

To install Windows 2003 Symlinks (MkLink), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install win2003-mklink

To upgrade Windows 2003 Symlinks (MkLink), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade win2003-mklink


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Software Author(s)

  • Gerhild Schinagl
  • Hermann Schinagl
  • Masatoshi Kimura
  • Rob Reynolds


Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Windows 2003 Symlinks (MkLink) 0.5.0 801 Monday, September 16, 2013  

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