> The following bug has been logged online:
> Bug reference: 2271
> Logged by: Peter laursen
> Email address: deepeter(at)snaps(dot)dk
> PostgreSQL version: 126.96.36.199
There is no such version of PostgreSQL.
> Operating system: Win XP SP2 Home - Dansih
> Description: no privilege to install
> I installed 188.8.131.52 successfully some months ago. An update
> to 184.108.40.206 fails. Server program installs (Files copy,
> registry values are written) but service does not install due
> to privilege issue.
There is no 220.127.116.11 version. I assume you mean 8.1.3.
This is a known issue,that we don't know why it happens. The solution is
documented in the FAQ
(http://www.postgresql.org/docs/faqs.FAQ_windows.html#3.7) question 3.7.
> However my user account is an ADMINISTRATOR account. But as
> ADMINISTRATOR in WinXP HOME is another implementation than in
> WinXP PROFESSIONAL, I suspect that the installer does not
> realize that difference! And I had no problems with 18.104.22.168
> of the kind and also not MySQL, Apache and other programs
> installing services
No, there is no difference between an administreator in XP Home and XP
Pro. There's a difference in the UI, but the installer doesn't care
about the UI.
MySQL and Apache by default run as local system, which is very dangerous
should a security issue appear in either product or their plugins.
PostgreSQL protects you agains this, which causes a bit of extra issues
in some cases.
I don't beleive this one is related to that, though. It's a case of
Windows Installer getting confused.
> With XP Home I have no option to grant more privileges,
> except than logging on as user 'ADMINISTRATOR' from fail-safe
> mode. However running MSI-installer from failsafe mode is
> not possible/allowed. :-(
Yes, it does. You can use the commandline tools available to add a user
to the administrators goup, for example. MS just took away the UI.
Though again, I don't think this is related.
> I 'worked around' the problem by running the UPGRADE.BAT
> until MSGBOX with privilege issue occurred. Instead of
> cancelling the install I then killed MSI from Task Manager.
I wouldn't trust that method, you may have a partially upgraded system.
I suggest applying the solution from the FAQ.
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