Well I'm following Kevin's article and I've installed PHP successfully, but not configured MySQL for Win32 (it works on my Linux box, and I'm running Win2k on this one).

Basically, I type the following into a console.
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C:\&gt;cd mysql\bin

C:\MYSQL\BIN\mysqladmin -u root password "sitepoint"
MYSQLADMIN: connect to server at 'localhost' failed
error: 'Can't connect to MySQL server on 'localhost' (10061)'
Check that mysqld is running on localhost and that the port is 3306.
You can check this by doing 'telnet localhost 3306'

I telnet to localhost:3306 and it says connection refused, which means there is no other side waiting for a connection.

I didn't do anything out of the ordinary, like install MySQL in C:\winnt\system32 (or C:\windows\system32) and I'm out of ideas.

Anyone know what I did wrong?

(P.S. 'sitepoint' is not my password)

Quinn Slack
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