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CreateSymbolicLink A required privilege is not held by the client

Error 0x80070522: CreateSymbolicLink A required privilege is not held by the client

How to solve that error

open Local Group Policy (press Win+R to open “Run…” – type gpedit.msc) expand “Computer Configuration” – “Windows Settings” – “Security Settings” – “Local Policies” – “User Rights Assignment” find “Create symbolic links” on the right, and see whether your user is included. If not, add your user into it. this will come in effect after logging in next time, so log out and log in.

If this still doesn’t work, perhaps it’s because you are using a Administrator account. In this case you’ll have to disable User Account Control: Run all administrators in Admin Approval Mode in the same directory (i.e. User Rights Assignment in Group Policy) Then restart the computer to make it take effect.

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I worked with various Insurances companies across Switzerland on online applications handling billion premium volumes. I love to continuously spark my creativity in many different and challenging open-source projects fueled by my great passion for innovation and blockchain technology.In my technical role as a senior software engineer and Blockchain consultant, I help to define and implement innovative solutions in the scope of both blockchain and traditional products, solutions, and services. I can support the full spectrum of software development activities, starting from analyzing ideas and business cases and up to the production deployment of the solutions.I'm the Founder and CEO of Disruptr GmbH.