Installation on Vista (Was: ANN: ActivePython 2.6.0.0 is now available)

Steve Holden steve at holdenweb.com
Tue Nov 18 01:26:35 CET 2008


Mensanator wrote:
> On Nov 17, 5:44 pm, Steve Holden <st... at holdenweb.com> wrote:
>> Trent Mick wrote:
>>> Mensanator wrote:
>>>>>> What about Vista? Do you need to use the Administrator account to
>>>>>> install it?
>>>>> My currently understanding is that the ActivePython installer will
>>>>> prompt for administrator privileges if required. I know that if the
>>>>> current user is a member of the administrators *group* (different from
>>>>> being the "Administrator" *user*), that this is sufficient to install
>>>>> and use ActivePython.
>>>> I'll have to try that, as it is NOT the case with the Windows
>>>> installer
>>>> from Python.org. Admin privelleges are NOT sufficient if you want IDLE
>>>> to work. You have to use the Administrator account (which is disabled
>>>> by default on Vista). If you have a way around that, then great.
>>> I believe that IDLE ran just fine when installed as a user in the admin
>>> group.
>> I found the only satisfactory way to install Python all-users on Vista
>> was to log in as a member of the administrators group, run a command
>> shell window "as administrator", then run the installer in that window.
> 
> Didn't you have to enable the Administrator account (which is disabled
> by default in Vista)?
> 
Nope. The Administrator account still shows up as disabled.

regards
 Steve
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