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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.


Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows -> Filesystems -> NTFS # SymLinkState; HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows -> Filesystems -> NTFS # SymlinkLocalToLocalEvaluation HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows -> Filesystems -> NTFS # SymlinkLocalToRemoteEvaluation HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows -> Filesystems -> NTFS # SymlinkRemoteToRemoteEvaluation HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows -> Filesystems -> NTFS # SymlinkRemoteToLocalEvaluation

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    System -> Filesystem

Notes

* Making mistakes while changing registry values can affect your system adversely. We recommend you to create a System Restore point before making registry manipulation. If you're new to Registry Editor, read this beginner's guide.
** To locate the registry and administrative template path, checkout beginner's guide.
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