The symbolic link cannot be followed because its type is disabled

When access a symbolic link on a file server, sometimes you may see the following error: “The symbolic link cannot be followed because its type is disabled” This is because by default remote to remote symbolic links are disabled. You can enable it with fsutil. C:\Windows\system32>fsutil behavior query SymlinkEvaluation Local to local symbolic links are enabled.Local…

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Questions and Suggestions — July 20th Edition

This is the re-occuring post for questions and suggestions. I will not be able to provide any support beyond the trivial Q&A. For guaranteed quality of support, please contact Microsoft Product Support Service.

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Sxstrace for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003

I have received question about availability of Sxstrace for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003. Unfortunately this is not possible. The traces from sxstrace.exe really comes from Sxs.dll. Sxstrace simply tells sxs.dll when to trace, where to log, and then parse the log to a humanly readable form. In order for sxstrace to work in…

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Questions and suggestions

I set the comment limit to 90 days. As a result, the original post for questions and suggestions has expired. This one is just to re-enable that. Please post any questions or suggestions in this blog. I have left fusion team. I can still answer questions about fusion and SxS. For feature/change suggestions, you can…

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Title change

Laterly, most of my topics have been Win32 stuff. Then I realize that the title “Junfeng Zhang’s .Net Framework Notes” makes less sense now. Effectively now, the title of this blog becomes Junfeng Zhang’s Windows Programming Notes Thanks for reading.

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MSDN Wiki

MSDN launched MSDNWiki a while ago http://msdnwiki.microsoft.com/en-us/mtpswiki/default.aspx I really like the idea of MSDN Wiki. An API is rarely just an API. There is an associated history, like the background, the design choices, the limitation, the alternative, usage pattern etc. Unfortunately when an API is documented in MSDN, the context is lost (at most places). The…

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Mark Russinovich started blogging in technet

Just like his blog in sysinternals.com, Mark’s technet blog investigates complex problems. He shows the full details of how he approach the problem, how to progress the investigation, and how the culprit is found. Subscribed. http://blogs.technet.com/markrussinovich/

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Questions and suggestions

I set the comment limit to 90 days. As a result, the original post for questions and suggestions has expired. This one is just to re-enable that. Please post any questions or suggestions in this blog. Questions and suggestions should related to Fusion and CLR Loader. For example: Things in Fusion/CLR that you don’t understand,…

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Most Recent Published Knowledge Base Articles for .NET Framework 2.0 RSS Feed

You can subscribe to the following Rss feed for the Most Recent Published Knowledge Base Articles for .NET Framework 2.0. http://support.microsoft.com/common/rss.aspx?rssid=8291&ln=en-us&msid=f3d8b89477ef884086e4bf71577f69dd For other Microsoft products, please go to http://support.microsoft.com/selectindex/?target=rss.

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Brad Abrams — API design hall of shame

Brad thinks the API AppDomainSetup.ShadowCopyFiles is API design hall of shame. http://blogs.msdn.com/brada/archive/2005/11/17/494282.aspx I don’t think Brad is fair here. At best, it is just a not-so-well-designed API. An API to be hall of shame should at least have one of the following problems: 1. An API can never be used. 2. An API that nobody…

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