Installing WordPress on Windows Server 2008 R2 using WPI, cannot access database using "root" login for configuration
Posted on 2013-01-30
I am just starting to have a look at using WordPress and seem to have fallen at the first hurdle.
I have installed PHP using the WPI and that seems to be working fine as everything is running as it should. I have previously installed MySQL as well, though that was from the MySql website.
When installing WordPress it all seems to work ok until it wants to configure the database when it then fails. I get a message saying that it wants to connect to the localhost database using the root login and have to type in my password for the root. I do so and then get a message saying that the password is incorrect or it can not connect to the database server.
I have done a search online and found people with a similar problem though no real answers on how to fix it.
The database is running and working correctly and I know I have the password correct as I have created a PHP test script which is connecting fine.
Am I missing something, is there something else I need to do? Can I setup WordPress without having to install through WPI?