Running Python 2.3 on a Windows 2000 network

Gerhard Häring gh at
Tue Aug 12 10:40:29 CEST 2003

John Ochiltree wrote:
> Hello group,
> What do I have to do to set up python 2.3 to run centrally on a Win 2000 
> network instead of installing it on every workstation? 

Well, if you have a Windows network, you need scripted installs :-P 
Otherwise administering a Windows network is too much of a PITA in my 

> Is it possible? 

Sure. Get an installed Python, copy the c:\python23 directory to a 
network share, then grab the file %SYSTEMROOT%\system32\python23.dll and 
copy it alongside python.exe. Now all your clients can access Python via 
the share name.

> How do I go about updating individual registeries? I'd appreciate some 
> pointers and advice if any one can help.

Python itself doesn't need any registry entries. If you use the COM 
stuff of the win32 extensions, though, this might be different.

-- Gerhard

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