Subject Re: [firebird-support] Installation problem
Author Thomas Steinmaurer

> I am trying to install Firebird on a server that I access by Windows remote
> desktop.
> The server is (I think, I have never seen it in the flesh) HP Proliant
> ML350 G4 with Intel Xeon 3/00 GHz chip., Running Windows Server 2003
> Enterprise edition.
> First I installed an Apache2 server, which works OK so I assume TCP/IP is
> up an running on the server.
> Then I downloaded and ran Firebird- and the
> resulting directory structure looks OK.
> Next thing I wanted to do was change the sysdba password using gsec. In
> the Command Prompt I did:
> C:\Program Files\Firebird\Firebird_1_5>bin\gsec -user sysdba -password
> masterkey
> and got:
> unavailable database
> unable to open database

Try if it helps when you are specifying the security database by using
the TCP/IP loopback protocol. For example:

gsec -database localhost:c:\<path>\security.fdb -user sysdba -password

Thomas Steinmaurer
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