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Version 10.0: localhost refused to connect

Tony Cook
on 10/7/16, 12:27 PM 3,453 views

I downloaded a copy of the Windows .exe for Version 10.0e to evaluate locally before rolling out on our server (we already have an Enterprise contract), and after a completed installation I immediately get a "localhost refused to connect" error in my browser when the install tries to navigate to localhost:8069. From what I've read, this may be an error with Postgres refusing the connection due to password problems or incorrect service user?

When I look at which services are running, PostgreSQL_for_Odoo is running fine, but odoo-server-10.0 will not start (saying "The system cannot find the file specified").

Thanks in advance.

Hello Artem,

Thanks for your tip. I didn't change the default directory (Program Files (x86)\Odoo 10.0e), but the registry entry did still contain the directory of a previous installation (which I had already uninstalled and removed the directories for). Unfortunately, even after correcting the value and restarting, localhost refuses to connect.

Tony Cook
on 10/7/16, 4:05 PM

Is the error still the same?

If so check file permission, path, policies.

On my computer 10.0 works.

on 10/7/16, 8:19 PM
On 10/7/16, 3:56 PM

Let me guess you have changed the default installation directory?

If so change the odoo service setting in the registry of 'ImagePath' in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM \CurrentControlSet\Services\odoo-server-10.0

YES! this the correct answer. Thanks.

OdooTec, Hesham ELMAHDY
on 3/28/17, 8:26 AM
Xavier Brochard
On 10/8/16, 6:24 AM

Did you stopped the firewall ?... it's a usual error. First stop it, try to access Odoo and then open the port in the firewall.

Yacov Mosbacher
On 5/19/17, 10:31 AM

his is supposed to be a comment but you need 8 karma for that and I'm new to this forum. Artem's answer worked for me too! Thanks!!   Just wanted to give a step by step fix in Windows 10. 

  • Open Services (by clicking Start and writing Services)

  • Find the odoo service, verify that it is not running and press Start. You should  get the error message.

  • Open RegEdit (click the Start button and write regedit) and navigate to
     HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM \CurrentControlSet\Services\odoo-server-10.0

  • Double click on odoo-server-10.0

  • Change the path to: (including quotes)
    "C:\Program Files (x86)\Odoo 10.0e\service\win32_service.exe"
    and click OK

  • Go back to services and click start. Everything should now be OK. 

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Asked: 10/7/16, 12:27 PM
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