Installing Python on a fileserver

Daniel Dittmar daniel.dittmar at sap.corp
Fri Oct 22 12:51:13 CEST 2004

Marco Aschwanden wrote:
> I am as well using other packages like wxWindows... anything to consider 
> there?

Make sure that all DLLs are copied to the directory containing 
python.exe. Some DLLs (like those from wxWindows) are copied do 
%SYSTEMROOT% by default.

> Are there special precautions on the client machines? Hopefully not. 
> (Paths? Dlls?)

No. Python finds the files relative to python.exe, so it's not necessary 
to enter somethhing into the registry.

> Special considerations on using shortcuts to start the app?

If you have batch files on the share to start your application, make 
sure that they contain the full network path to python.exe and the 
script. At least earlier versions of cmd.exe would complaint that they 
couldn't set the current directory to a network share. This is only a 
problem if the share isn't connected as a drive, but accessed with 
\\NETWORK notation.


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