Selectively allow the evaluation of a symbolic link

Symbolic links can introduce vulnerabilities in certain applications. To mitigate this issue you can selectively enable or disable the evaluation of these types of symbolic links:Local Link to a Local TargetLocal Link to a Remote TargetRemote Link to Remote TargetRemote Link to Local TargetFor further information please refer to the Windows Help sectionNOTE: If this policy is Disabled or Not Configured local administrators may select the types of symbolic links to be evaluated.

Policy path: 




Supported on: 

At least Windows Vista

Registry settings: 

HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Filesystems\NTFS!SymLinkState; HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Filesystems\NTFS!SymlinkLocalToLocalEvaluation HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Filesystems\NTFS!SymlinkLocalToRemoteEvaluation HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Filesystems\NTFS!SymlinkRemoteToRemoteEvaluation HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Filesystems\NTFS!SymlinkRemoteToLocalEvaluation



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