A short post here. Had to install and run MySQL on Windows 2003. Didn’t work.
Just used the standard install for 4.0.25; it wouldn’t start, not from a service and not from winmysqladmin.exe. Everything seemed ok though, but nothing in the logs and the Windows event viewer kept saying it ‘couldn’t find the file’. Which was rubbish.
Tried 3.23.58 which didn’t work either. I just wanted MySQL to tell me what was wrong, but it said nothing, it just died.
Finally I got it to work using mysqld -T ; I don’t know what that is, but it works. Nice experience with Windows again 🙂 Thank god for apt-get install mysql-server!