Re: _winreg error on open key (64bit) - proper usage of_winreg.DisableReflectionKey
"Disables registry reflection for 32-bit processes running on a 64-bit OperatingSystem. Will generally raise NotImplemented if executed on a 32-bit Operating System. If the key is not on the reflection list, the function succeeds but has noeffect. Disabling reflection for a key does not affect reflection of any subkeys."
Are there any subkeys which you also need to disable? Parent keys?
On Tue, Nov 17, 2009 at 01:51:12PM -0500, Randall Walls wrote:
> I'm writing a python script to automate creating ODBC connections on a
> Windows2008 Server (64bit) platform. I created an ODBC manually (using the
> GUI), for the purposes of fleshing out the 'check for existing' section of
> the script.
> Problem: though I can see the key in regedit
> (HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ODBC\ODBC.INI\DRSQL20 00_muXXXX), calling an
> _winreg.OpenKey returns 'WindowsError: [Error 2] The system cannot find the
> file specified'. Googling the error brought up the possibility that this key
> is being impacted by registry redirection (
> and thus the need to use _winreg.DisableReflectionKey to correct this.
> I'm new to using _winreg (but not new to python), and though it sounds
> simple, I can't figure out how to properly use _winreg.DisableReflectionKey
> to make the _winreg.OpenKey work properly, and there is nearly 0
> documentation on how to use _winreg.DisableReflectionKey (though I would be
> happy to write something up if I could figure the damned thing out).
> any help is appreciated. Has anyone else run into this before? I realize
> that Server 2008 is new and that _winreg.DisableReflectionKey was just
> added, but I'm still hoping SOMEBODY has run into this before.
> Many thanks,
> Randall Walls
> Tyler Technologies, Inc
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