Subject Re: [firebird-support] Re: Gsec Problem
Author Helen Borrie
Regarding attempt to run gsec on Fb 1.5 on Vista

At 01:47 AM 19/12/2009, you wrote:
>Thanks Helen. This is not working for me either. I get a 4 line error message:
>Invalid switch specified
>error in switch specifications
>unavailable database
>unable to open database
>I used localhost,, and as IP address. Same result each time.
>Any ideas?

First, make sure the Firebird service is running.

And, now I come to think of it, the -se switch might not have been available in 1.5. So try this instead (assuming you are in firebird's \bin folder and a copy of fbclient.dll is there):

gsec -database localhost:sec -user SYSDBA -password masterkey

If localhost isn't available, subst with hostname of host IP, as before.