I'm sure this is the standard newbie concern, it's never easy like the 5 minute setup, is it!?!?
all on my server:
mySQL 4.1.20 mysqld-nt community edition
ODBC mySQL Driver 3.51.12.00 (latest)
Win2k Server SP4 with IIS 5.0
databasename: wordpress (orignal eh?)
yes the mysql 4.1 service is running
yes i can connect to the database via the cmd console
yes i can connect to the database via MySQL Administrator
yes database has all GRANT privileges foor root@localhost (also tried with other user/pass)
yes the wp-config.php is setup correctly.
I've setup several CMS solutions with MySQL and PHP stacks, each liking it's own flavor and versions. All have never worked "straight out of the box" so I'm not to concerned here yet as I may be missing something obvious...but I've been playing with this for 3 hours now tonight, and I'm calling it a day! I'll give it 48 more ours before I pass on WORDPRESS.
yes I have read many many posts on this config error message, but I'm still scratching my head.
Next steps to solving this issue gang?
Thank you for your time and consideration.