Create Symbolic Links

This privilege determines if the user can create a symbolic link from the computer he is logged on to.

WARNING: This privilege should only be given to trusted users. Symbolic links can expose security vulnerabilities in applications that aren't designed to handle them.

This setting can be used in conjunction a symlink filesystem setting that can be manipulated with the command line utility to control the kinds of symlinks that are allowed on the machine. Type 'fsutil behavior set symlinkevalution /?' at the command line to get more information about fsutil and symbolic links.

Policy path: 

Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Local Policies\User Rights Assignment


Logoff required



Supported on: 

At least Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008

Registry settings: 

User Rights security settings are not registry keys

Reboot required: 


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