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Re: basic download and setup questions

From: "Luiz K(dot) Matsumura" <luiz(at)planit(dot)com(dot)br>
To: John DeSoi <desoi(at)pgedit(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: basic download and setup questions
Date: 2004-12-16 21:34:04
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This User Account can be viewed by the "computer management" program in 
windows XP
( Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Computer Management )
In this program acess the topic :
System Tools -> Local Users and Groups -> Users
Right click the postgres user and you can set a new password, delete or 
change the properties for this account.

Hope this helps.

John DeSoi wrote:

> On Dec 16, 2004, at 2:17 PM, George Weaver wrote:
>> If you're trying to access the user account information for the 
>> "logon as service" component (not the database superuser), check 
>> under Start - Settings - Control Panel - User Accounts.  There should 
>> be a user postgres with the password that was assigned by the 
>> installer.  You can delete this user account and start from scratch, 
>> or change the password to one more convenient for yourself.  Use this 
>> new password when you re-install PostgreSQL.
> My install is working ok, but I don't have a postgres user in the user 
> accounts control panel (I'm the admin account and the only other 
> account listed is "Guest"). So I think it is some other class of user 
> account that does not show up in the control panel. Or perhaps 
> PostgreSQL does not install it properly. But the task manager shows 
> that postmaster.exe is running with the postgres account.
> Best,
> John DeSoi, Ph.D.
> Power Tools for PostgreSQL
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