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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

How to fix PostgreSQL "could not open process token: error code 5" Error?

PostgreSQL Database Server 8.3 Service (pgsql-8.3) is not starting in windows.Getting “The PostgreSQL Server service on Local Computer started and then stopped. Some services stop automatically if they have no work to do, for example, the Performance Logs and Alerts service”.
Throwing "could not open process token: error code 5" error in the Application log of event viewer.

Resolution: Make sure the PostgreSQL service account is NOT member of administrators group.It is not allowed as per postgresql.

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