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Win2k Defrag without admin priv

By jeff ·
Is there any way to allow a standard workgroup user to defrag without giving them local admin privileges. I am in a Novell world without ZEN or AD. Local Policies do not list as an option??



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by Jim_P In reply to Win2k Defrag without admi ...

I have never tried this option, but there is a dos command "runas". Maybe if you look up the command line switches for it, as there is also a dos command defrag too. That way a non-admin user can run a batch file that defrags their workstation, or the batch file could be placed in their scheduled tasks.


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by pierrejamme In reply to Win2k Defrag without admi ...

We used Diskeeper Lite when we had 98 & 2000 computers. It's free download and perhaps yopu could give them permissions on the App?? Just a thought.
Don't you just love the way things don't work without local admin?

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by pierrejamme In reply to

You can get diskeeper lite version 7.0 build 418 at:
or do a Google for "Diskeeper Lite" and find all kinds of download locations.

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by jeff In reply to

Thanks, but I can't see adding additional software. Also I suspect regardless of the software the fact that it performs disk maintenance would still require admin privs... perhaps not

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by jeff In reply to Win2k Defrag without admi ...

Batch file ran as a scheduled task with autodefrag.exe, diskcleanup & the shutdown.exe tool seems to be the best way to do this.

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