[win32all]: Problem With Win98

logistix logistix at zworg.com
Thu Jan 30 03:56:40 CET 2003

Tim Daneliuk <tundra at tundraware.com> wrote in message news:<brp91b.9g02.ln at boundary.tundraware.com>...
> The following call works fine when applied to a Win 2000 machine, but
> fails as shown when applied to a Win 98 machine.  I realize that there
> is a world of difference between older and newer Win implementations
> viz security, but I would have thought the API would hide these differences.
> Anyone have any ideas on what the problem might be here (M: is a
> Win98 shared disk space - command was issued from a PythonWin
> session running on a Win 2000 machine):
>  >>> GetFileSecurity("M:\\autoexec.bat", OWNER_SECURITY_INFORMATION)
> Traceback (most recent call last):
>    File "<interactive input>", line 1, in ?
> MemoryError: allocating SECURITY_DESCRIPTOR

Win95,98,ME use the FAT32 filesystem.  This has absolutely no ACL or
permission capabilities on it.  Win NT, 2K, XP use NTFS by default,
which allows ACLS.

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