password for user account 'root' not valid - web platform 4.6 installation (2 posts)

  1. nol196
    Posted 2 years ago #

    hi there :-)

    I'm getting an error message 'the specified password for user account 'root' is not valid, or failed to connect to database server' when I try to install wordpress using microsoft web platform 4.6 on my windows vista SP2 laptop. Any ideas on how to fix this please?

  2. JumboClicks
    Posted 2 years ago #

    you should never use the root mysql account to manage your wordpress installs

    make a database
    make a user account
    apply permissions for that database to that user account

    I would suggest you use XAMPP for windows
    Download MySql Workbench from the MySql website to manage your databases

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