Re: BUG #16341: Installation with EnterpriseDB Community installer in NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM context not possible

From: Sandeep Thakkar <sandeep(dot)thakkar(at)enterprisedb(dot)com>
To: pg(dot)dba(dot)iit(dot)team(at)gmail(dot)com, pgsql-bugs(at)lists(dot)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: BUG #16341: Installation with EnterpriseDB Community installer in NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM context not possible
Date: 2020-04-06 12:27:25
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> The following bug has been logged on the website:
> Bug reference: 16341
> Logged by: Enrico La Torre
> Email address: pg(dot)dba(dot)iit(dot)team(at)gmail(dot)com
> PostgreSQL version: 9.6.17
> Operating system: Windows Server 2016
> Description:
> Hi,
> it could be that the same bug was reported in
> , but nobody answered until today.
> It is impossible for me to install PostgreSQL 9.6.17 with the EnterpriseDB
> installer (free Community Edition) on Windows Server 2016 in the security

Can you elaborate this please?

> If I start the installer with a regular
> domain admin account, which is also local administrator, the installer
> starts.
> OK

> I receive the error message:
> "Error running icacls "C:\Windows\Temp/postgresql_installer_ca555e4059" /T
> /Q /grant "<DOMAIN>/<COMPUTERNAME>$:(OI)(CI)F":
> C:\Windows\Temp/postgresql_installer_ca555e4059\*: Access is denied"
> I disclaimed The log file of the installer
> 'C:\Windows\Temp\install-postgresql.log' is never written.
> There must be files starting with bitrock*

> SYSTEM has FULL CONTROL for 'C:\Windows\Temp'. Created directories in this
> directory by SYSTEM inherit FULL CONTROL from the parent. But if I check
> the
> temporary directory '.\postgresql_installer_ca555e4059' I see that the
> inheritance is disabled for this particular directory. Only the principal
> Sure, once I receive the logs I may ask you to get the ACLs for some
directories which will give us more clues.

> The same issue is also true for PostgreSQL 12.2. The last time this
> procedure worked that I know is with the installer for PostgreSQL 9.6.12.
> Kind regards

Sandeep Thakkar

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