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Title: os.symlink on Windows should use the new non-admin flag
Type: enhancement Stage: resolved
Components: Versions:
Status: closed Resolution: duplicate
Dependencies: Superseder: Add non-elevated symlink support for dev mode Windows 10
View: 31512
Assigned To: Nosy List: eric.smith, ethan smith, paul.moore, steve.dower, tim.golden, zach.ware
Priority: normal Keywords:

Created on 2018-06-22 22:26 by ethan smith, last changed 2022-04-11 14:59 by admin. This issue is now closed.

Messages (1)
msg320288 - (view) Author: Ethan Smith (ethan smith) * Date: 2018-06-22 22:26
In the creators update CreateSymbolicLink added a dwflag SYMBOLIC_LINK_FLAG_ALLOW_UNPRIVILEGED_CREATE, which will allow any user to create a symlink (not only an admin). I think we should detect and try to use this flag if possible.

I also think it would be nice to suggest turning on developer mode if the windows version is at or newer than the creators update.

This should probably happen after
Date User Action Args
2022-04-11 14:59:02adminsetgithub: 78127
2018-06-23 16:18:06eryksunsetstatus: open -> closed
superseder: Add non-elevated symlink support for dev mode Windows 10
type: enhancement
resolution: duplicate
stage: resolved
2018-06-23 13:14:35eric.smithsetnosy: + eric.smith
2018-06-22 22:26:07ethan smithcreate