Enabling symbolic links

Before you can fully use symbolic links in an SMB environment, you must enable them.

For Windows SMB clients to traverse each type of symbolic link, you must enable them on the client. Windows supports the following link types:

You must run the following Windows command to enable all four link types:

fsutil behavior set SymlinkEvaluation L2L:1 R2R:1 L2R:1 R2L:1

For POSIX clients using Samba, you must set the following options in the [global] section of your Samba configuration file (smb.conf) to enable Samba clients to traverse relative and absolute links:

follow symlinks=yes 
wide links=yes

In this case, "wide links" in the smb.conf file refers to absolute links. The default setting in this file is no.