Re: Run defrag as non-administrator?

They may not be able to run the Command line version, but have you tried running the GUI version from the drives context menu?

Doug Knox, MS-MVP Windows Media Center\Windows Powered Smart Display\Security
Win 95/98/Me/XP Tweaks and Fixes
Per user Group Policy Restrictions for XP Home and XP Pro
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"Russ Ringer" <nobody@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message news:b9hgq1tu3hnks78gao8lrkm3ibstoffhu0@xxxxxxxxxx
>I added Power Users to "Perform volume maintenance tasks" and
> re-booted but still got a warning, "You must have Administrator
> privileges to defragment a volume"
> So I tried adding Users, Everyone, and the specific user and rebooted.
> Same results.
> On Mon, 19 Dec 2005 20:14:46 -0500, "Doug Knox MS-MVP"
> <dknox@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>Click Start, Run and enter GPEDIT.MSC Go to Local Computer Policy, Computer Configuration, Windows Settings, Security Settings, Local Policies, User Rights Assignment. In the right pane, look for Perform volume maintenance tasks. Double click this and add the user or Group that you want to have this privilege. A reboot may be required.

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