Windows File System Symlink Settings

Issue: Shortcuts or symbolic links are inaccessible at the destination, after being synchronized (using robocopy, xcopy, emcopy, etc.)

Open Folder
\\FILESHERVER01\Users\tester\Music is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions.

The symbolic link cannot be followed because its type is disabled.

Check local file system settings on Symlink behavior:

PS C:\Users\admindude> fsutil behavior query SymlinkEvaluation
Local to local symbolic links are enabled
Local to remote symbolic links are enabled.
Remote to local symbolic links are disabled.
Remote to Remote symbolic links are disabled.

Enable Remote to remote symlink following option

fsutil behavior set SymlinkEvaluation R2R:1
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