[Samba] Create symlinks from Windows client

Mads Boye boyemads at gmail.com
Wed Sep 15 14:45:29 UTC 2021

Hi everyone.

I have done some digging on this topic, and just want to confirm that there
currently is no way of having a windows client create symlink on a samba
4.x server. Is that correct?

Long story short. We have an python application that utilizes the
os.symlink module, and the users want to store the data the application
outputs to a shared storage, which is a samba 4.10 file server, running on

Is it also correct that this was possible with SMBv1 but not in SMBv2/3

All of this is due to Windows not being able to see the samba server as a
reparse point?

Last thing I would like to confirm is that the mfsymlinks options are for
the other way around, windows smb server and linux client, so it will not
help me right?

Is there any plans on implementing symlink support in upcoming releases, or
is it at a "it might happen when we have time" level?

Thank you in advance for the replies.

Have a nice day.

Best Regards,
Mads Boye

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