python install on locked down windows box?

Matt Joiner anacrolix at gmail.com
Fri Sep 23 01:44:25 EDT 2011


5 is the best solution, followed by 2 and 3.
On Sep 22, 2011 11:02 PM, "Steven D'Aprano" <
steve+comp.lang.python at pearwood.info> wrote:
> Chris Withers wrote:
>
>> Hi All,
>>
>> Is there a way to install python on a locked down Windows desktop?
>> (ie: no compilers, no admin rights, etc)
>
> (1) Bribe or blackmail the fascist system administrator.
>
> (2) Hack into the system with any of dozens of unpatched vulnerabilities
> that will give you admin rights.
>
> (3) Sneak into the office at 3 in the morning and replace the desktop with
> an identical machine which you have admin rights to.
>
> (4) Guess the admin password -- it's not hard, most fascist system
> administrators can't remember words with more than four letters, so the
> password is probably something like "passw" or, if he's being especially
> cunning, "drows".
>
> (5) "Accidentally" install Linux on the machine and use that instead.
>
> (6) Take hostages.
>
> (7) If all else fails, as an absolute last resort, simply run the Windows
> installer as a regular, unprivileged user, after selecting the option for
a
> Non-Admin Install under Advanced Options first. You could also try the
> ActivePython installer.
>
>
http://www.richarddooling.com/index.php/2006/03/14/python-on-xp-7-minutes-to-hello-world/
> http://diveintopython.org/installing_python/windows.html
>
>
>
> --
> Steven
>
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