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

Mensanator mensanator at aol.com
Tue Nov 18 02:58:02 CET 2008


On Nov 17, 7:24 pm, Steve Holden <st... at holdenweb.com> wrote:
> Mensanator wrote:
> > On Nov 17, 6:26 pm, Steve Holden <st... at holdenweb.com> wrote:
> >> 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.
>
> > Strange, I had to. Had you enebled it previously and assinged a
> > password?
> > I couldn't use a "runas" command without a password. I never tried the
> > Administrator-Disabled/Password-Assigned combination, only
>
> > Administrator-Disabled/Password-Unassigned
> > Administrator-Enabled/Password-Unassigned
> > Administrator-Enabled/Password-Assigned
>
> > the last of which worked.
>
> > Or did you do something else, like turn off UAC?
>
> Nope. I have, to the best of my knowledge, never touched the
> Administrator account, and I still have UAC turned on. This is Vista
> Business, which could (I suppose) make a difference.

Well, mine is the home version. I'll try the ActivePython version
first as a regular user and see what happens.

>
> regards
>  Steve
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