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Old November 18th, 2003, 02:22 PM
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Default Connecting to Mysql as admin

I have completed MySQL installation on my windows machine .I can navigate to C:\mysql\bin directory .When I use " >mysqladmin -uroot password abcdef " ,to set up admin user name and password this error is shown:
mysqladmin: connecting to server at'localhost' faild
error: access denied for user: 'root@localhost' (Using password: NO)'

But I can connect to the data base by usinig only username and not any password .And the result is that I can not USE the mysql data base ,however I can use the test database.

Note that I am the administrater of this machine and both the server and the client are installed on my machine.

Thanks in advance.

Old November 18th, 2003, 11:09 PM
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You're not sending your password properly. The syntax for the mysqladmin command is:

mysqladmin [options] commands

Options begin with a - sign, so in your example, "password" and "abcdef" are interpreted as commands.

Type "mysqladmin" by itself on the commandline to get a list of options. You should see that you need either -p or --password= to specify a password on the commandline.

A note about security, though: If you're on a shared system, NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER run an application by entering your password on the commandline. Any user that can view a process list will see your password as one of the options passed to the application you're running. This is easier to do on a linux/unix server than Windows, but you should be aware of it.

Take care,


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