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RE: Why do symlinks need to be system files


It turns out that my problem has been solved by ondemand software. They
purchased the Win-Install program from Veritas a while ago. With the release
of Windows Server 2003, they've released Win Install LE 2003.

This version actually correctly recognizes no-extension files with the
system flag and preserves it.

Off to build a working version. Thanks for the help everyone.

-Mark R.

-----Original Message-----
From: Larry Hall [] 
Sent: Wednesday, July 02, 2003 10:01 AM
To: Mark R.
Cc: 'Gary R. Van Sickle';
Subject: Re: Why do symlinks need to be system files

Mark R. wrote:

> That does make sense. I've played around with using ln -s to create my 
> own symlinks. The odd thing is that these are all being created as 
> shortcuts vs this other method. Now that I'm in the "I'm just curious" 
> mode - Does anyone know why  the two different methods are used?
> -Mark

One is method is "old" and one is "new".  Setup uses the "old" method.


and look for '(no)winsymlinks'.  You too can use the "old" method if you
like. ;-)

Larry Hall                    
RFK Partners, Inc.                      (508) 893-9779 - RFK Office
838 Washington Street                   (508) 893-9889 - FAX
Holliston, MA 01746

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