Linkd Does Not Create a Reparse Point Correctly

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Symptoms
Linkd is a command-line tool that links an NTFS folder to a target object. If the source and destination folders are targeted to a mapped drive (to a remote computer share), Linkd reports that a successful link is created but the reparse does not work.

From a command prompt, the dir command shows that the JUNCTION is made, but changing to the source folder shows no contents. If you click the source folder in Windows Explorer, the following error message is displayed:
[source] is not available. This folder was moved or removed
Cause
This behavior occurs because you can only use Linkd for local drives. If the source folder is a local drive and the destination folder is a mapped drive, the source folder is created (if it did not previously exist), but Linkd reports that it cannot create a link.
Resolution
To work around this behavior, only use Linkd in a local context. Creating reparse points is not possible on a remote computer.
More information
The syntax of this command is as follows:
linkd source [/d] [destination]
fail fails failed
Properties

Article ID: 253344 - Last Review: 11/02/2013 04:11:00 - Revision: 4.0

Microsoft Windows 2000 Server, Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server, Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition

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