Network Share Symlinks (Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter Edition)
Posted on 2011-02-21
We have a simple problem but have not found a solution. To put it simply, we have 2 main servers:
We then have network shares on other servers(Server3,Server4,Server5, etc) mapping Z (e.x. \\Server3\Z$) to a folder on Server1(\\Server1\folder).
We want Server2 to access all these other servers(Server3,Server4,Server5, etc) and have access to this folder(\\Server3\Z$). That didn't work, Server2 wasn't able to access Z$.
We've tried mklink and were able to make a symlink of Z:\ to \\Server3\somefolder but then accessing it from Server2 gives an error "The device is not ready".
Right now, we're just making copies of the same folder and placing them on the individual servers(Server3, Server4, etc) but thats taking a lot of space(its a 30GB folder) and we make frequent changes to the files we want to share. The application we use does not have the ability to just get the files from Server1.