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Re: BUG #6429: i cannot complete installation due to a forgotten password

From: Ashesh Vashi <ashesh(dot)vashi(at)enterprisedb(dot)com>
To: sephaliii(at)hotmail(dot)com
Cc: pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: BUG #6429: i cannot complete installation due to a forgotten password
Date: 2012-02-02 18:02:10
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A work around is:
- Delete the user called 'postgres' (if any)
- Create a new standard user 'postgres' from the control panel and set
password for it.
And, use this password at installation...

Remember - this is just a work around, not the complete solution.


Thanks & Regards,

Ashesh Vashi
EnterpriseDB INDIA: Enterprise PostgreSQL Company<>


On Thu, Feb 2, 2012 at 7:33 PM, <sephaliii(at)hotmail(dot)com> wrote:

> The following bug has been logged on the website:
> Bug reference:      6429
> Logged by:          seph
> Email address:      sephaliii(at)hotmail(dot)com
> PostgreSQL version: 9.1.2
> Operating system:   Windows 7
> Description:
> i have reached till the point of inserting the password and retyping it for
> verification during the installation. (I had never installed postgresql on
> this machine before.)When i pressed next to proceed i got this error
> message: "The password specified was incorrect. Please enter the correct
> password for the postgres windows user account."
> On finding this i re tried the same password to no avail. I am the only one
> to use this machine.
> I uninstalled postgresql via control panel and deleted the whole folder
> where i allowed postgres to be installed(along with it's data folder). Then
> i downloaded it again, ran the installation, provided the very same
> password, clicked next and again i got the error message stated above. I
> googled the problem and found that the problem is related to the service
> account.
> i searched for that account but could not find it.
> i tried a code in the command prompt window ( NET USER <username> /
> DELETE)that was suggested by, but it said that the account
> was not found. Hence, i still cannot install postgres. I even tried
> creating
> a new user account on windows and downloaded postgresql there and ran the
> installation but it still failed.
> I should add that i deleted the whole POSTGRESQL folder from my computer
> and
> expected every trace of it to be gone but since no new password is being
> accepted the original service account must still be somewhere.
> I want to either delete the service account or retrieve the password that
> should allow me to install.
> I am a student and really need postgresql for a module.
> Please support team, respond as soon as possible since i have a test coming
> on 8th February.
> Yours, seph
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