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24 Jul 2014

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Software Author(s):

  • Gerhild Schinagl
  • Hermann Schinagl
  • Masatoshi Kimura
  • Rob Reynolds


windows 2003 win2003 mklink symlink vagrant

Windows 2003 Symlinks (MkLink)

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Software Author(s):

  • Gerhild Schinagl
  • Hermann Schinagl
  • Masatoshi Kimura
  • Rob Reynolds

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Windows 2003 Symlinks (MkLink)

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This Package Contains an Exempted Check

Not All Tests Have Passed

Validation Testing Unknown

Verification Testing Exemption:

Requires Windows Server 2003.


Scan Testing Successful:

No detections found in any package files


To install Windows 2003 Symlinks (MkLink), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade Windows 2003 Symlinks (MkLink), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall Windows 2003 Symlinks (MkLink), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade win2003-mklink -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade win2003-mklink -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure win2003-mklink installed
    name: win2003-mklink
    state: present
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'win2003-mklink' do
  action    :install
  version  ''
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: win2003-mklink,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller win2003-mklink
   Name     = 'win2003-mklink'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = ''
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'win2003-mklink':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install win2003-mklink version="" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

This package was approved by moderator mwrock on 26 Oct 2014.


Windows 2003 Symlinks (MkLink)

Currently this only supports symlinking folders from network shares to local paths, helping bring vagrant to Windows 2003.

This implements the behavior specified in my stack overflow answer (go vote it up)

You call it the same way you do for folders on other versions of windows, mklink /d sometargetfolder \some\shared\folder

And before you ask, this should also work on Windows XP.

You need Visual C++ Redistributable for VS2005 SP1 installed (which is not yet a chocolatey package).

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Windows 2003 Symlinks (MkLink) 0.5.0 967 Monday, September 16, 2013 Unknown

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