type the following at the command prompt (start, run, "cmd"):
net user postgres /delete
Typing "net user" and you should no longer see the "postgres" account to
[mailto:pgsql-novice-owner(at)postgresql(dot)org]On Behalf Of
Sent: Monday, October 24, 2005 2:10 PM
To: me(at)alternize(dot)com; Afton & Ray Still; pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [NOVICE] PostgreSQL Database Server 8.0 Service Password
Problem - WinXP Home
there is no postgresql user that i can access in winxp
home. are you using winxp pro? if so, maybe that
accounts for the difference in being able to view
i search my registry and my local drive for pgsql-8.0
- absolutely nothing.
there is no user information displaying in computer
administration or in user accounts.
--- me(at)alternize(dot)com wrote:
> just delete the postgresql windows user created by
> the 8.0 setup and restart
> the setup.
> - thomas
> btw: the service is called pgsql-8.0
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <operationsengineer1(at)yahoo(dot)com>
> To: "Afton & Ray Still" <rastill(at)shaw(dot)ca>;
> Sent: Monday, October 24, 2005 7:40 PM
> Subject: [NOVICE] PostgreSQL Database Server 8.0
> Service Password Problem -
> WinXP Home
> > hi all,
> > i think i'm stuck with alton and ray's problem - i
> > stopped my install just after creating a database
> > service and approving the auto-generated file.
> > i went to copy down the password and stopped
> > 1. there was a character (legal subparagraph
> > - straight line "s-curves" running its length and
> / or
> > elongated ovals running perpendicular) that my
> > keyboard didn't support and 2. i figured it was in
> > log file.
> > i stoped because i wanted to delete all prior
> > instances of my cygwin pgsql install to avoid any
> > confusion on the part of the system or myself down
> > road.
> > after i did the delete, i started getting
> concerned i
> > might have set myself up for failure... the
> > was warranted. ;-)
> > i tried to install postgresql from scratch this
> > morning. the log file from last night was over
> > written with no notice to the user - so there's no
> > record from last night anymore.
> > i breifly checked the file last night for the
> > and i didn't see it - so maybe it isn't kept
> > anyway.
> > i check in services and there is no postgresql
> > database server 8.0 listed.
> > i do a search for "postgresql database server 8.0"
> > my registry and in my local drive and nothing
> > up. i search postgresql - nadda.
> > it has to be there because i can't install pgsql
> > without that password.
> > how is it stored? is it in zipped format and is
> > why my searches are missing it? is it in the
> > registry?
> > i need...
> > 1. access to the password in order to install
> pgsql 8
> > or,
> > 2. access to delete the service so i can start all
> > over again.
> > or,
> > 3. something i don't yet know i need. ;-)
> > any advice w/b greatly appreciated.
> > tia...
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