Starting with Windows Vista there is full support for all kinds of symlinks. Even Windows XP does have partial support for symlinks. Currently subversion gives this error message when you try to submit symlinks from Windows: "Symbolic links are not supported on this platform" Information regarding symlinks under Windows http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa365680(VS.85).aspx Remark, under Windows directory symlinks are called junction points and also symlinks are working only on NTFS. It could be helpful to read http://bugs.python.org/issue1578269 - specially to be aware about the fact that by default only Administrators can create symlinks. Anyway subversion should only try create the symlink and if this fails to display an error message indicating a solution to the user (assigning this privilege to normal user).
Original issue reported by intersol