Magnus Hagander wrote:
> > > The installer-skeleton I have right now permits
> > installation as local
> > > system but recommends a user account. But that's just
> > functionality to
> > > remove, so that's easily done. In the other case, it prompts for
> > > username and password to run as.
> > How would it install on an XP laptop? If I am logged in as
> > myself and I am listed as a "Computer Administrator", do I
> > need to create another user, and how do I do the install as
> > that other user, and start/stop the server, and stuff like that?
> Yes, you need to create another user.
> When running as a service, just tell the installer. It should set up
> required permissions. Then start the service as normal using the Service
> Control Manager.
> When running manually, you will have to grant the postgres user the
> required permissions on the PGDATA directory. Then you can start the
> server using "runas".
Ewe, big on security, small on ease-of-use. :-)
I have never had to create a user to install any other software on my
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