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I tried installing mysql on our IIS server. Currently to start mysql I run mysqld.exe in the bin folder and this seems to work. But when I log out the server, mysql seems to close despite the server still running. How can I make mysql run always as long as the IIS server is running?

I'm pretty illiterate when it comes to servers, so any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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You need to setup MySQL to run as a service. (Services run whether or not a user is logged in.)

More info: http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.1/en/windows-start-service.html

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exactly what I was looking for. thank you! – Brian Muse Dec 16 '09 at 18:27

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