Installation troubleshooting for Windows v14

Difficulty displaying Java-based applications

If you encounter difficulty displaying Java-based server features (controls or text not being displayed correctly, or blank windows), upgrading to the latest libxcb-xlib libraries should correct the problem on most distributions. See the Java bug database for other possible workarounds.

- -mode unattended authentication errors

Authentication errors from component modules during unattended installations may indicate that the specified values of --servicepassword or --superpassword may be incorrect.

Errors during an EDB Postgres Advanced Server installation

If you encounter an error during the installation process, exit the installation, and ensure that your version of Windows is up-to-date. After applying any outstanding operating system updates, re-invoke the EDB Postgres Advanced Server installer.

The installation fails to complete due to existing data directory contents

If an installation fails to complete due to existing content in the data directory, the server writes an error message to the server logs:

A data directory is neither empty, or a recognisable data directory.

If you encounter a similar message, confirm that the data directory is empty; the presence of files (including the system-generated lost+found folder) prevents the installation from completing. Either remove the files from the data directory, or specify a different location for the data directory before re-invoking the installer to complete the installation.