Posts Tagged “python”

Setting ‘User Cannot Change Password’ using Python

Adding users manually to Active Directory can be a chore, especially if you have a lot of users to add and/or you need to remember to set several options. Fortunately AD is readily scriptable. I generally use Python for this purpose, and there are numerous examples for how to do things like add a new […]


This graphical Python shell appears to be an excellent tool for interactive Python use, possibly supplanting IPython. From the announcement: * Has whatever you would expect from a graphical Python shell – attribute completion, tooltips which show how to call functions, highlighting of matching parentheses, etc. * Fixes a lot of IDLE nuisances – in […]

POSIX file semantics in Windows

Some Background: BTW: In the context of this post, ‘Windows’ always means ‘Windows NT’. The Windows kernel is designed to support multiple independent subsystems – different application environments – atop its native API. The two most common examples of Windows subsystems are the Windows API – formerly known as Win32 and used by the overwhelming […]