[p4] Using Symbolic link objects on Windows platform in P4 Depot

Robert Cowham perforce-user-forum at forums.perforce.com
Sun May 31 03:45:01 PDT 2015


Posted on behalf of forum user 'Robert Cowham'.

For reference, symlinks do sync out fine on Windows (Vista or later), but
require either the p4/p4v to be run with administrator rights, or for the user
account to have the appropriate group policy applied:

run gpedit.msc
Computer configuration | Windows Settings | Security Settings | Local Policies |
User Rights Assignment
double click Create symbolic links and add user/group

Or picture as per:   
http://superuser.com/questions/104845/permission-to-make-symbolic-links-in-windows-7

Microsoft decided to restrict things this way apparently for security reasons
(too many apps in existence with no recognition of links).



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