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MySQL install on Windows Server 2003 not able to connect to mysql

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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:
[client]

#port=3306
protocol = pipe

[mysqld]

# The TCP/IP Port the MySQL Server will listen on
#port=3306
#enable named Pipes
skip-networking
enable-named-pipe

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?
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