The PostgreSQL installer for Windows 64 appears to be broken for Microsoft 
Windows Server 2012 Standard.

Even after uninstalling, removing the entire postgresql directory structure, 
and running the installer as administrator, I get this error:

"fixing permissions on existing directory C:/Program Files/PostgreSQL/9.3/data 
... initdb: could not change permissions of directory "C:/Program 
Files/PostgreSQL/9.3/data": Permission denied"

I was able to get it to install by giving permissions to the postgresql folder 
to applications and services, but I am not really sure what allowed it to 

However, that sort of installation would be unsafe for regular users.

I only use it for testing, so it does not really matter much in my case (though 
I would like it much better if I did not have to munge around to make the 
install work).

-----Original Message-----
From: Adrian Klaver [] 
Sent: Thursday, October 31, 2013 5:03 PM
To: Dann Corbit; ''
Subject: Re: [GENERAL] postgresql-9.3.1-1-windows-x64.exe does not install 
correctly for me

On 10/31/2013 11:53 AM, Dann Corbit wrote:
> postgresql-9.3.1-1-windows-x64.exe
> Problem running post-install step.  Installation may not complete 
> correctly
> The database cluster initialization failed.
> Is there an installation log I can examine to determine the problem 
> more completely?

Adrian Klaver

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