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Re: basic download and setup questions

From: Afton & Ray Still <rastill(at)shaw(dot)ca>
To: pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: basic download and setup questions
Date: 2004-12-16 17:10:12
Message-ID: 009001c4e392$1b273060$7c884146@rayshome (view raw, whole thread or download thread mbox)
Lists: pgsql-novice
> Ray,
> On Dec 14, 2004, at 4:32 PM, Afton & Ray Still wrote:
>> Now I have a new question. I downloaded these files (win XP) and managed 
>> to set them up, sort of. The first time I got to the stage where you have 
>> to enter a password and user name, and I didn't read close enough. I 
>> tried to leave the password blank because I didn't want a password and 
>> the installer came up with something about 20 characters long and about 
>> half punctuation, so I tried to back up. Any way, now I need to remove 
>> this user name or at least change the password and I don't even know what 
>> program this user is stored in.
> I did not see anyone respond, so I'll take a shot -- but I'm not a Windows 
> expert. I think the user pg creates is a non-privileged account for 
> running the server. I don't see it in the normal users lists, so Windows 
> must have different classes of users. So I supposed there is some sort of 
> command line way to change the password, but I don't know what it is.
> If you are just starting and have not really done anything with the 
> database, it might be easier to just uninstall and then install it again. 
> Is it up and running OK? You might not even need to worry about the 
> account password. I can't recall ever using it -- the service takes care 
> of starting up. If you are talking about the database super user password, 
> then that is a different matter.
> Best,
> John DeSoi, Ph.D.
> Power Tools for PostgreSQL

It might be the supper user you're talking about. I aborted during install 
and haven't been able to install properly. I can't install unless I uncheck 
"install as a service" and then pgadmin won't connect. I've uninstalled and 
reinstalled a couple of times. with no change.

Is there a windows mailing list that would be more appropriate for these 
questions? I'd like to ditch windows, but there are a few reasons I can't, 
one of the big ones being that this is a shared computer with too small a 
hard drive for a dual boot system.
Thank you

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