Comment 27 for bug 81689

Vincent Ladeuil (vila) wrote :

> The problem with NTFS symbolic links is that they require administrator privileges

Quoting http://bugs.python.org/issue1578269 :

  Maybe it's useful to know that Administrator privileges are not required in order be able to create symlinks. You just need a specific permission that by default is assigned only to Administrators.

  How to set SeCreateSymbolicLinkPrivilege on Windows Vista or newer:
   http://stackoverflow.com/questions/815472/how-do-i-grant-secreatesymboliclink-on-windows-vista-home-edition/2085468#2085468

But anyway, if I read the bug report correctly (what an epic, that's kind of scary), this won't be available before python-3.2, so we won't even start to look at it before migrating to python 3...