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Author cane
Recipients cane
Date 2010-03-25.15:39:26
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When trying to run Python 2.6.5 & 3.1 IDLE GUI on Windows 7, I receive the following error that the "IDLE's subprocess didnt make connection. Either IDLE can't start a subprocess or personal firewall software is blocking the connection."

I've researched this error and tried following the steps to troubleshoot this error without any success.  I do not have any firewall software installed or have the Microsoft firewall enabled.  When following issue 8099 and tring to set the TCL and TK library to the I get the error that I need to check the path and permissions. (see attached screenshot)

These workstations are setup in active directory enviroment where each username that logs into the workstation is a local administrator and the referenced "M:\" drive is a home directory that is mapped for them.

When the local administrator account logs into the workstation the user can execute the IDLE GUI without any issues.

I found reference in one article that the creates a directory called ".idlerc". 

I'm wondering if there is a way to hardcode a reference path that doesnt point to my "M:\" drive for this directory or is there something else that I can try to fix this issue?

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