Subject Firebird 2.0 on Windows 2003: Cannot attach to services manager
Author dobedani
Dear All,

Earlier mesages had subject: Change sysdba password

I'm experiencing similar problems as Michel Francoeur had more than
half a year ago, also on Windows 2003. In the mean time, Firebird
2.0 is no longer beta. And BTW, I'm not a newbie to Firebird. I've
tried to find a solution in the release notes, but did not get a
clue from this lengthy document. Could somebody please try to help
me? The Firebird Server - DefaultInstance is indicated as "Started".
The path to the executable of this service is in my case: C:\Program
Files\Firebird\Firebird2_0\bin\fbserver.exe -s

Interbase is not installed anymore, but I often use IBConsole as
supplied with Delphi 7. Testing the connection from another machine
with IBConsole results in:
Attempting connection to skgr1219.
Socket for connection obtained.
Connection established to host 'skgr1219', on port gds_db.
TCP/IP Communication Test Passed!

C:\Program Files\Firebird\Firebird2_0\bin>gsec
Cannot attach to services manager
unable to open database

C:\Program Files\Firebird\Firebird2_0\bin>gsec -database
"localhost:C:\Program Files\Firebird\Firebird2_0\security2.fdb"
Cannot attach to services manager
user name and password are required while attaching to the services
unable to open database

What am I doing wrong? Please help! TIA

Kind regards,

--- In, Helen Borrie <helebor@...>
> >From: "francoemic" <Michel.Francoeur@...>
> > > i have installed firebird 2.0 on my windows server 2003. I
tried gsec -
> > > user sysdba -password masterkey. I wanted change sysdba
password and i
> > > already have "cannot attach services manager unable to open
> At 04:24 AM 2/05/2006, Woody wrote:
> >Firebird 2.0 questions/problems belong on the development list
until it is
> >released as a final product. The support list is for
current "released"
> >versions of FB.
> >
> >(Sorry Helen/Ann, didn't mean to take your job :)
> Hah, Woody, the beleagurered list mods need all the help they can
> However, to Michel: if you are playing around with Fb 2.0, it is
> ESSENTIAL to study the release notes. You will find your answers
> In firebird-devel, they are interested in hearing about things
> don't work -- the idea of a beta cycle being to fix things that
> work as designed -- but it's not a help forum for people who
> followed the instructions in the release notes.
> On the other hand, if you are a newbie at Firebird, then a beta
> version probably isn't a good place to start...
> ./heLen