The Pharos Station is trying to start either before the Pharos Database Proxy service is running, or before the Windows network layer has started. A bug has been identified in the Pharos Station that causes failures at startup time to be fatal instead of recovering as in earlier versions.
In some cases, it may be enough to edit a group policy setting that instructs Windows to wait for the networking before allowing users to log on:
If the Station still starts before the Pharos Database Proxy service, the 'Connection refused' error will be displayed. This can be avoided by using a batch file to ensure the service is started first.
@net start psdatabaseproxysvr @start "" "%programfiles%\pharos\bin\pstation.exe"Replace the path to the Station if necessary.
A solution is currently being worked and and the fix will be posted on the Pharos Support web site.