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> Ah, looks like they require symlinks for the whole test, 
> which means you need to be admin when running them on Windows.

The privilege to create symlinks isn't filtered out of a standard user's token. Are there any buildbots already running as a standard user? In that case it may be simpler to modify the user's rights via secpol.msc: Local Policies -> User Rights Assignment -> Create symbolic links.

Support could also be added for the new feature in Windows 10 to allow unprivileged creation of symlinks when the system is in developer mode and the flag SYMBOLIC_LINK_FLAG_ALLOW_UNPRIVILEGED_CREATE [1] is used. A keyword-only option to use this flag could be backported to 3.6 and enabled by default in 3.7.

[1]: https://blogs.windows.com/buildingapps/2016/12/02/symlinks-windows-10
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