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I have problem in configuring the MySQL 5.5 instance. I have successfully installed the server and now trying to install the instance through configuration wizard. I am getting the following error:

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migrated from Dec 26 '10 at 13:43

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this message tells, that the client cannot connect to the mysql on local host...

this can have several reasons:

  • the client is not running on the same machine as your mysql database ( therefore you have to replace localhost by the machines name, where the database is running )
  • you didn't start the mysql server
  • a firewall ( i.e. windows firewall ) blocked the TCP port 3306
  • your mysql server runs on another port ( check the my.cnf, to see how it got configured )
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How can I check the firewall settings in Windows XP. – Krishna Dec 26 '10 at 12:45

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