The Original Android The Original Android - 3 months ago 41
MySQL Question

Can't connect to MySQL server on 'localhost' (10061) after Installation

I installed MySQL using mysql-installer- on Windows 7.
From the cmd window, I run "mysqlshow -u root -p". It asked for a password, then returned this error: "Can't connect to MySQL server on 'localhost' (10061)" This is a bad indication of partially failed/successful installation.

After reading the page,, it told me to find an error log (.err) in C:\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL Server 5.5\data. The directory exists but there is no log file.

I have a feeling this is related to the tight security of Windows 7, especially when installing a Unix based software. And yes, I am the Administrator on my PC.

Any help or suggestions is appreciated. And I can return a favor by answering Java and SQL query questions.


this issue is very to solve by windows server users

  1. go to this path C:\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL Server 5.1\bin

  2. run this tool "MySQLInstanceConfig.exe"

and config the instatnce again and problem solved