Magnus Hagander wrote:
> >I know I'm going to go on some people's nerves, but it's necessary.
> >With the current "run-as-non-admin" restriction the windows installer
> >doesn't work, and it will probably be ridiculously difficult
> >to make it
> >work unless this restriction is redesigned.
> Not commenting on the other parts, but *huh*? The windows installer
> works just fine. It does require that you manually set up a non-admin
> account, but it certainly *works*...
And you have to tell the system that user can start a service.
> >I don't see any point in restricting postgres.exe (i.e. the
> >single user
> >non-communicating version) to non-superusers. Installations
> >are usually
> >executed with admin privileges (non-admins won't be able to create
> >services), and currently it fails to initialize the cluster with that
> >d***d message. Consequently, it rolls back the complete installation
> >leaving me at point zero.
> The installer already takes care of this, and executes initdb with the
> permissions of the service account, not the installer account.
> The installer should probably check for admin permissions before
> accepting the account, though.
> If this does not work for you, it's a bug in the installer, or an
> incorrectly set up service account.
> I'm no longer commenting on the other part of the discussion :-), but
> the workarounds are in place and working in the installer. Assuming you
> do the service install, otherwise you have to do it manually.
I have a machine with 256MB RAM and had a lot of popup failure error
messages while it was testing the shared buffer value during initdb, and
the initdb failed too.
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