I have the very same book, but I didn't get in trouble (well, not much...)
Don't confuse your Windoze pswds with MySQL pswds - they have nothing to do
with each other. MySQL comes wide open to malefactors, and one of the first
things you need to is close it up a bit. I think you'll find that you can
log on by navigating (in a DOS window) to wherever you installed MySQL, most
likely something like C:\MySQL\bin. Then type 'mysql -u root -p' and just
hit Enter at the prompt. You should be in, and allowed to do most anything.
If that doesn't work, the main thing that gets a lot of people in trouble is
not installing MySQL server as a Windoze service. RTFM! It's a good manual
(and I am a severe critic). Go to http://www.mysql.com and pick the
"Developer Zone" tab. Download the doc in whatever format turns you on and
READ. Particularly the sections on configuring your system immediately
Speaking personally, I have never bothered with mysqladmin.
Really not harassing you, HTH, rgds, G.
----- Original Message -----
From: "steven morgan" <morgan_2901@stripped>
Sent: Friday, February 18, 2005 11:03 PM
Subject: RE: Installing MYSql from CD
> Dear Sir/Madam:
> Could you please help me. I bought the test PHP, MySql and Apache by Julie
> C. Meloni ISBN: 0-672-32725-2 and I'm already in trouble.
> p. 13 of the referenced text:
> "Once the installation program has finished, open up the file explorer to
> C;\mysql\bin (if you changed the installation location previously, this
> will be relative to the folder you selected) and run winmysqladmin.exe.
> The application will be using the MySql default username (test) and
> password (test).
> Unfortunately I could not get a response when I used those two terms. So I
> logged on as "Administrator" with my system password (ie the one I
> selected after reformatting my hard drive last.
> It seemed to accept the Administrator "password" as selected by no icon
> ever appeared in the system tray. Therefore I'm at my wits end. Could you
> email me a reply to this dilemma?
> Also do you have any support with a toll-free number? I'm anxious to
> install all applications so that I can get started.
> Thank you very much,
> I'm really looking forward to using PHP, MySql and Apache.
> Yours truly,
> Steven N. Morgan_2901@stripped [ph/fx: 979-778-2901]