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User Postgres Could Not be Created


The following message occurs while installing PostgreSQL:

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



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

Windows 7 UAC Help

Vista UAC Help

  • Run the attached .bat file to remove the PostgreSQL User name and reinstall PostgreSQL. .Bat File
  • When installing PostgreSQL for a second time, change the user postgres to "postgres1" and continue the installation.

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