Attempting to create symlinks on CIFS mounted shares results in "Operation not supported" error

Solution Unverified - Updated -

Issue

  • Cannot create a symlink on CIFS mounted share, for example:
[example@hatsune ~]$ ln -s miku.file miku.link
ln: creating symbolic link `miku.link': Operation not supported

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
  • CIFS clients

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