> >> Hello all,
> >>
> >> a friend of mine ran into a problem installing PostgreSQL 8.0.9 on a
> >> Windows XP Pro machine. Before anyone is asking: it has to be a 8.0.x
> >> version and we even tried to install 8.2 and it did not work.
> >>
> >> Ok, the problem is: after installing all the files the installer wants
> >> to init the db and fails with the following error:
> >>
> >> "Failed to create process for initdb: Anmeldung fehlgeschlagen: Dem
> >> Benutzer wurde der geforderte Anmeldetyp auf diesem Computer nicht
> >> erteilt."
> >>
> >> The german message means: "Login failed: a requested login
> >> type was not given to the user on this computer."
> >> Since the message was returned in german and the installer was
> >> started in english, the message is generated by windows.
> > 
> > See the FAQ at http://www.postgresql.org/docs/faqs.FAQ_windows.html#3.3
> > (question 3.3).
> I discussed this briefly with Robert on IM yesterday - he told me the
> account was installer created. Without a PC at the time I couldn't look
> into it further :-(

The faq still applies as the most likely reason. It can certainly happen with 
the installer created account as well, for example due to a group policy on the 
computer or domain. 


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