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Can i do a defrag without admin rights?

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I have a user that want to do a defrag every week and hes account doesnt have admin rights.
i was wondering if theres a way that we can do a defrag without giving him the admin rights? its under windows XP pro
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by:uucknaaa
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Hi
Have you tried sending the Disk Defragmenter icon to the desktop and then selecting the properties of the shortcut and setting the "Run as Administrator" under the Advanced settings?
Hope that does it,
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You could schedule a task and run it as a a local admin. Here are directions to setting up a task to defrag:

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/setup/learnmore/tips/gehrke1.mspx
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by:michko
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A good solution below.   Create it as a task (much as described by Michaelj42), then create a shortcut on the desktop - user can then run when they want to.  Note that you do have enter the admin password the first time it is run.  

http://www.tek-tips.com/faqs.cfm?fid=5538

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thanks! :)
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