I should note, that not every version of crypt is suitable. You have to install at leat 1.1-1 Earlier versions didn't include the cygcrypt-0.dll
The default location for this install, can be reviewed at the following link:
i suppress the problem changing the account used to start the postmaster service to "local account". The problem may be solved in a different manner setting the appropriate policy .... but due to some problem with windows configuration i choose this solution ;-)
remember to modify the permission of the folder /subfolders that contains the postgres data granting the full access to the admninistrator user (for example go on the top folder and in the security settings and make sure that the subfolders inherit the permission you set ...
With newer version of PostgreSQL (I have installed version 8.0.3) you don't need Cygwin anymore. That's really great!!!
Wan, how did the install go? what instructions did you use? were there any "gotchas?" i have pgsql 7.4 installed using cygwin, but i will likely try and install 8.03 pretty soon - at least to get it up and running. my os is winxp.
i have been very pleased with pgsql and the pgsql novice mailing list has been extremely helpful, too.