Subject Re: [firebird-support] Firebird Server on Windows 10
Author Mark Rotteveel
On 11-9-2015 19:59, Mike Ro miker169@... [firebird-support] wrote:
> I am trying to install a Firebird server on a reasonably clean Windows
> 10 machine, but I am running into the gsec "cannot attach to password
> database" issue.
> Details are:
> Edition: Windows 10 Pro (64-bit system, x64 based processor)
> Firebird: SuperServer - both 32-bit and 64-bit versions attempted
> Full error message (64-bit version) when running gsec from a command
> prompt with administrator privileges:
> C:\Program Files\Firebird\Firebird_2_5\bin>gsec -user sysdba -password
> masterkey
> use gsec -? to get help
> cannot attach to password database
> unable to open database
> Also tried gsec with
> -database "c:\Program Files\Firebird\Firebird_2_5\security2.fdb"
> and
> -database "localhost:c:\Program Files\Firebird\Firebird_2_5\security2.fdb"
> and
> -database localhost:"c:\Program Files\Firebird\Firebird_2_5\security2.fdb"
> Server running as a service (tried both 32-bit and 64-bit - uninstalling
> and rebooting in between)
> Service appears to be running correctly.
> Control panel applet is not installed.
> FIREBIRD environment variable not set, no Firebirds in either system or
> user PATH environment variables.
> I have tried everything I could find on Google without joy, so thank you
> in advance for any help with this!

I just tried with a Firebird 2.5.4 installed in Program Files on Windows
10 and it works (I tried with command prompts with and without admin
privileges) with simply gsec -user sysdba -password masterkey

I have UAC at full, so I have no idea why it wouldn't be working for you.

Mark Rotteveel