Set Up Altair Monitor Services

This section provides instructions to set up services on Windows with PostgreSQL.

To run PostgreSQL in Windows, you cannot set this up as an administrator. However, to start the Monitor services, you need to be an administrator. To start up Monitor services in an unprivileged account -- which is required to run postgreSQL -- follow these steps:

  1. Go to the directory where the lm-winNt.exe file was downloaded.
  2. Right-click on the lm-winNt.exe file and choose Run as Admin.
    A window will open.
  3. At the bottom of that window, enter the credentials for an Admin level account.
  4. Click submit.
    If an error message appears stating the user does not have logon privileges, you will need to add those privileges to that account.
  5. Go to Computer Management > Services and Applications > Services.
  6. Find and open the Monitor service.
  7. Go to the Logon tab.
  8. Add the username and the password. Be sure to add ".\" before the username.
  9. Save and exit.
  10. Close out of the lm-winNt.exe window and start it back up as Admin, and then click Start at the bottom of the page.