User Postgres Could Not be Created


I get the following message while installing PostgreSQL:

User 'postgres'could not be created: Access Denied.




Three solutions here

  • This can be caused by UAC being ON in Windows 7 and Vista. 

Windows 7 UAC Help

Vista UAC Help

  • You can run the attached .bat file to remove the PostgreSQL User name and reinstall PostgreSQL. .Bat File
  • If you are installing PostgreSQL for a second time, you can just change the user postgres to "postgres1" and continue your installation too.

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