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Solved Corrupted user account

bennor

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#1
Hi all,

I tried to install postgresql-8.4.0. I didn't turn off User Account Control before doing that, which seems to be recommended. I think Postgres tried to create a user account called 'postgres', but it failed (I suspect because of UAC). Postgres installation could not finish normally.

When I look in the Control Panel\User Accounts, no 'postgres' user is visible. When I try to create a new user called 'postgres' however, I get the following error message:

The specified account name is not valid, because account names cannot contain the following characters: /\[]":'|< >+=,?*

Please type a different name.
It looks like I'm stuck with a corrupted 'postgres' user. Is there a way to clean this up?

Thanks,
Benno.
 

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Brink

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#2
Hello Benno, and welcome to Vista Forums.

You can try a System Restore at boot using a restore point dated before you tried this to undo it.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
 

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Flavius

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May try this:
Run cmd.exe with administrative previlliges (right click on this file as admin)

and type

net user

then will display users of this computer.If will be also 'postgres' user

make this command

net user postgres /delete

Can you create any account with another name?Try create account with another name - if it is possible you don't need make system restore
 

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