[IPython-dev] Deploying IPython on Windows campus network

Johann Rohwer jr at sun.ac.za
Fri Mar 14 06:01:33 EDT 2014

Hi Chris

Thanks for this, we got it working in the end. There were other issues to 
solve with the virtualization, but at least the path is now set where it 
should be.


On Wednesday 12 March 2014 10:55:21 Chris Friedline wrote:
> Hi Johann,
> That path is controlled by the environment variable, IPYTHONDIR, which
> your windows admin could set on the boxes via Group Policy.
> See here for more info: http://ipython.org/ipython-doc/dev/config/intro.html
> HTH,
> Chris
> > We are trying to deploy IPython on our Windows campus network using
> > Microsoft Application Virtualization technology. On our campus network
> > all users have a home directory which is automounted as the network drive
> > H:\ upon login. What is the easiest way to tell IPython to use
> > H:\.ipython or H:\ipython as the configuration directory for IPython? (If
> > I am not mistaken the home drive is set by the environment variable
> > %HOMEDRIVE% under Windows).
> > 
> > Unfortunately I am not very familiar with Windows (using Linux myself) and
> > our Windows sysadmin has limited python knowledge. Currently our
> > installation is working, but upon startup the current working directory
> > is set to
> > C:\Windows\system32 which is not writeable for normal users - this is
> > expecially problematic for the notebook which won't start up because of a
> > lack of write permission. Also the IPython config directory defaults to
> > C: \Users\%USERNAME%\.ipython which is machine specific, and we would
> > like it to be under a user's network home directory.
> > 
> > We are using the Anaconda python distribution.
> > 
> > Any pointers would be appreciated.
> > Regards,
> > Johann
> > 

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