PostgreSQL 9.0 (x86-64) and Windows 7 (x86-64) - Unable to install

From: "Dr(dot) Peter Voigt" <pvoigt(at)uos(dot)de>
To: pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: PostgreSQL 9.0 (x86-64) and Windows 7 (x86-64) - Unable to install
Date: 2010-09-28 22:53:18
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I cannot install PostgreSQL 9.0 (x86-64) under Windows 7 (x86-64). The
installer fails right after starting the installation process with the

"An error occurred executing the Microsoft VC++ runtime installer".

I am using the installer from EnterpriseDB Installation file
is postgresql-9.0.0-1-windows_x64.exe.

Unfortunately there is no %TEMP%\install-postgresql.log.

When scanning the mailing lists under and under I can see that this
error has been described for several times with PostgreSQL 8.3 and 8.4
under different Windows variants. A common hint was to activate the
Windos Scripting Host (WSH) allthough it obviously does not help in
all cases. On my machine the WSH is activated and working.

you can read about the command line options of the EnterpriseDB
PostgreSQL Installer. An attempt with "--install_runtimes 0" fails again
but with the different error message:

"Unknown error while running C:\Users\Administrator\Lokale

Again there is no %TEMP%\install-postgresql.log.

As the second message is suggesting I am working as local
Administrator while installing PostgreSQL.

Maybe it is worth to be mentioned that I have installed Microsoft
Visual Studio 2008 Pro DE. Therefore the installation of the VC++
runtime should not be neccessary.

I am using now MySQL for serveral years and would like to compare it
with a current PostgreSQL version. The installation of PostgreSQL
under Windows is really disappointing but the same worked without
problems under Linux x86-64 (openSUSE 11.0). Under Linux I have used
the EnterpriseDB Installer of PostgreSQL 9.0 (x86-64) as well. The
installation file is postgresql-9.0.0-1-linux-x64.bin.

Is this problem already known and is there a solution for it?


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