[ms4w-users] postgresql 7.5

Jeff McKenna jmckenna at dmsolutions.ca
Thu Oct 13 17:24:37 EDT 2005

no joking around here, this is serious business :)

The short answer is that you should not use this ms4w postgres 
installer, just use the official postgres installer, 
http://www.postgresql.org/ftp/binary/v8.0.4/win32/ (don't install the 
PostGIS version from that installer) and then for postgis use Mark 
Cave-Ayland's PostGIS 1.0.4 installer: http://www.webbased.co.uk/mca/.

The MS4W postgres 7.5 installer was created before the nice postgres 8.x 
installer existed.


Giovanni A. wrote:
> I tried to install the actual release of Postgre from the download site 
> of MS4W, but I can't install it. When I run the initb.bat it issues me 
> that I'm administrator and so I can't run the service! Is it a joke?!
> Could someone explain me why it happens? But most of all I need to know 
> how to install it being an administrator and if it should be better to 
> change release, using the official one (in this case how can I set it up 
> to work with msw4 installation?).
> Thank everyone,
> Giovanni (Italy)

Jeff McKenna
DM Solutions Group Inc.

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