@jesse @joe – My apologies, I'm pretty new to Jenkins and I don't really know how Maven fits in. I'm not specifically doing anything with Maven, but maybe it's involved in all builds?
The behavior that I'm seeing is that these symlinks can't be followed in the Windows Explorer GUI without applying that fsutil command above. Further, if I look at them from a command line, I see this:
01/09/2014 05:22 PM <SYMLINK> lastFailedBuild [-1]
01/10/2014 01:02 PM <SYMLINKD> lastStableBuild 
01/10/2014 01:02 PM <SYMLINKD> lastSuccessfulBuild 
01/05/2014 03:14 PM <SYMLINK> lastUnstableBuild [-1]
01/09/2014 05:22 PM <SYMLINK> lastUnsuccessfulBuild [-1]
A regular symlink would show the target of the link instead of a numeric code. I am trying to parse the target in a deployment script.
If I should enter this bug elsewhere, let me know. Thanks for responding.