PyWin32-212.win32-py2.6 silent install

Discussion created by jtrask@reuniontower.com on Jun 30, 2011
Latest reply on Jun 30, 2011 by vsfoote
Does anyone know how to install the PyWin32 that came on my ArcGIS Desktop 10.0 DVD silently?

Here (http://www.jordanrinke.com/2011/06/22/pywin32-silent-install/) I found these instructions:

   (Instructions specific to Python 2.6.x but should be easy to adapt)
   1. Extract the .exe installer (I use UniExtract http://legroom.net/software/uniextract)
   2. It will create 2 directories PLATLIB and SCRIPTS copy the contents of both directores in to c:\python26\lib\site-packages
   3. Then cd to c:\python26\lib\site-packages and run �??python pywin32_postinstall.py -install�?�
   4. Remove pywin32_postinstall.py
   5. That will install PyWin32 silently.

I tweaked this command line to:
C:\python26\arcgis10.0\python.exe c:\python26\arcgis10.0\lib\site-packages\scripts\pywin32_postinstall.py -install

This doesn't work.  I receive this:

  File "c:\Python26\ArcGIS10.0\Lib\Site-Packages\SCRIPTS\PyWin32_postins
, line 565, in <module>
  File "c:\Python26\ArcGIS10.0\Lib\Site-Packages\SCRIPTS\PyWin32_postins
, line 289, in install
    LoadSystemModule(lib_dir, "pywintypes")
  File "c:\Python26\ArcGIS10.0\Lib\Site-Packages\SCRIPTS\PyWin32_postins
, line 150, in LoadSystemModule
    ('.dll', 'rb', imp.C_EXTENSION))
ImportError: DLL load failed: The specified module could not be found.