Accessing python from a network share in windows 7

aj mailtome200420032002 at gmail.com
Fri Jan 8 01:01:05 CET 2010


On Jan 7, 3:51 pm, MRAB <pyt... at mrabarnett.plus.com> wrote:
> aj wrote:
> > I access python from a network share. This works fine on XP but on
> > windows 7 it throws the following error:
>
> > Python 2.6.1 (r261:67517, Dec  4 2008, 16:51:00) [MSC v.1500 32 bit
> > (Intel)] on
> > win32
> > Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
> >>>> import random
> > Traceback (most recent call last):
> >   File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
> >   File "t:\win32\python-2.6.1\lib\random.py", line 871, in <module>
> >     _inst = Random()
> >   File "t:\win32\python-2.6.1\lib\random.py", line 96, in __init__
> >     self.seed(x)
> >   File "t:\win32\python-2.6.1\lib\random.py", line 110, in seed
> >     a = long(_hexlify(_urandom(16)), 16)
> > WindowsError: [Error 127] The specified procedure could not be found
>
> > Is there some security policy that I need to enable/disable to use
> > python from a network on windows 7?
>
> Is it a problem with the share or with Windows 7? Does it work with
> Windows 7 when running a local copy of Python?

It works without any issue on win7 if I copy python to my local drive.
Also, accessing python from the same network share works fine on win
XP. So I am suspecting some security policy of win7 that is causing
problem while accessing it over a network share.



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