I run Windows 7 x64.
I'm new to this. I ran the WordPress installer, reached the "Enter Application Information" page, and selected the following:
Create new database
Database administrator (Windows admin account name as used to log into windows - this has full administrator privileges, and I have User Account Control set to Never notify)
DBA password - password used with the above
Database server - localhost (the default)
I then set the database name plap and database user brian, set the password for brian, added various unique keys as requested, and clicked on Continue.
I then got this:
The source is invalid
Cannot connect to the database ". (twice)
Access denied for user 'xxx'@'localhost' (using password:YES)
Clearly I'm missing something here. The can't connect line seems to suggest that it's looking for an existing database but no name has been supplied - but I asked it to create a new database. Can anybody assist please? Many thanks.