Due to firewalls, virus scans, corporate security restrictions, or just plain bad luck; there are times when MySQL just won’t install on a specific Windows server. Here’s a sure-fire install method. Relax, I won’t have you run the msi installer again.
The first step is to remove directories from your previous install attempts. Uninstall from the control panel. Manually, rename or delete “C:\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL Server 5.1″. Next, delete (or rename) the data directory. Warning! If you have previously entered data into MySQL, deleting the data directory will delete data. The directory is …[Read more...]