Suggestion 1 did nothing. I attempted suggestion two and found that python fails to start. It generated this error in the application event log:
Activation context generation failed for "C:\Program Files\Splunk\etc\apps\Splunk_SA_Scientific_Python_windows_x86_64\bin\windows_x86_64\python.exe". Dependent Assembly Microsoft.VC90.CRT,processorArchitecture="amd64",publicKeyToken="1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b",type="win32",version="9.0.21022.8" could not be found. Please use sxstrace.exe for detailed diagnosis.
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