Send to Compressed Folder missing for limited users on XP Pro

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Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]

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?
 
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Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]

Mark Heitbrink said:
Hi,
For users, Send to Compressed Folder is missing in the context menu.
[...]

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

Thanks, Mark - that did the trick.
 

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