When trying to connect to MySQL 5.0 on a Windows 2003 server locally via command line I get the following error: "ERROR 2017 (HY000): Can't open named pipe to host: . pipe: mysqld (2)" I have enabled named pipes in my startup .ini file see below:
protocol = pipe
# The TCP/IP Port the MySQL Server will listen on
#enable named Pipes
The MySQL service is running and starts without any errors. However, when trying to connect to MySQL via command line I get the error. What am I missing to be able to connect to mysql locally?