WS2016 Firewall: Still blocking program from sending packets after creating in/outbound rules for said application

Starting config: Firewall has been set to block both in/outbound traffic by default. Minimal Core Networking rules have been enabled for NIC to get auto configured. Every other rule is disabled. So far this seems to work just fine. Next, I added a program-specific rule both in and outbound to completely whitelist said program. Program…

Why am I getting different results using mklink and New-Item -ItemType SymbolicLink?

So I’m trying to create links with relative path with PowerShell, but I don’t know why I’m getting differents results, I’m quite new with the command line in Windows, sorry if this is a dumb question. Here are some results I got: C:\Windows\system32>cd /d D:\test\directory D:\test\directory>mklink testlink ..\test.txt symbolic link created for testlink <<===>> ..\test.txt…