The postgres service fails to start with error “Could not open process token: error code 5"

Article:TECH40175  |  Created: 2008-06-10  |  Updated: 2008-06-17  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH40175
Article Type
Technical Solution


Issue



The postgres service fails to start with error “Could not open process token: error code 5."

Environment



AppStream

Cause



Postgres user had been added to either the administrator or the power users group. PostgreSQL DB doesn’t allow the installation to proceed if postgres user is part an admin group for security reasons.

Solution



Remove postgres user from the administrator group and start the PostgreSQL DB.

Legacy ID



42179


Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH40175


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