Send to Compressed Folder missing for limited users on XP Pro

Discussion in 'Scripting' started by Lanwench [MVP - Exchange], Jun 15, 2009.

  1. Hi - sorry about the xpost but I'm not sure where this really is best
    posted.

    I've got a client with an AD2003 domain, XP Pro clients. Domain users don't
    have admin rights.

    For users, Send to Compressed Folder is missing in the context menu.
    If I log in as an account with local admin rights it's there.
    As an admin I can reregister the DLL ( regsvr32 zipfldr.dll ) and it works
    fine for me - but the user logs back in and it isn't there. I guess this is
    a per-profile thing?

    AFAIK, limited users won't have the rights to run that command, so I can't
    put it in a login script.

    I've done nothing that I know of to remove this via GPO (and hence can't
    think where I'd re-add it). The only solution I've found (which is not
    scalable!) is to temporarily grant the user local admin rights, re-register
    the DLL and then revoke the rights; then they're golden. But I am not keen
    to do this on 50 clients. Any advice?
     
    Lanwench [MVP - Exchange], Jun 15, 2009
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  2. Hi,
    This should work as a restricted user:

    http://www.winhelponline.com/articl...zipped-Folder-option-to-the-Send-To-menu.html
    | rundll32 zipfldr.dll,RegisterSendto
    |
    | In the background, a 0 byte file named Compressed (zipped)
    | Folder.ZFSendToTarget will automatically be created in the
    | %Userprofile%\SendTo folder.

    Mark
     
    Mark Heitbrink [MVP], Jun 15, 2009
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  3. Thanks, Mark - that did the trick.
     
    Lanwench [MVP - Exchange], Jun 17, 2009
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