Link to server 2008 Shares

I need to create a link from a 2003 server share to a 2008 server share that is transparent to the user without setting up a DFS.  I can do it in the reverse 2008 > 2003 with MKLINK but i need it to go from 2003 folder to a 2008 folder. Linkd will only do "local" files/folders.

So when a user clicks on there normal share on the 2003 server they are actually viewing the share on the 2008 server.

Ideas?
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colsontimeAsked:
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Michael KnightCommented:
I've also read about some third party apps:

http://www.pearlmagik.com/winbolic/ 
http://schinagl.priv.at/nt/hardlinkshellext/hardlinkshellext.html 

those supposedly extend Xp/2k3 junction functionality to proper *nix/windows 7 symlink...supposedly.
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Michael KnightCommented:
MKLINK doesn't come with XP/2003 but M$ provides junction which provides the same functionality. I think Junction was formerly a sysinternals tool:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896768.aspx 
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colsontimeAuthor Commented:
I believe you can only junction on the local NTFS partition. I need this to be across a UNC path:

from:  D:\share  to  \\remoteserver\share

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jcbowerCommented:
You could probably also do it with a mapped drive.
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colsontimeAuthor Commented:
I need it to be transparent to the end user.
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Michael KnightCommented:
Wouldn't mapping \\remoteserver\share to a network drive on the 2k3 box then junctioning it work?
Effectively making the share a local drive therefore "junctionable"? (dunno if that'd work)
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colsontimeAuthor Commented:
The winbolicLink program did exactly what I needed.
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Michael KnightCommented:
excellent.
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