Following the instructions in "Build your own database driven web site using PHP & MYSQL" I was able to install MYSQL, PHP, and Apache, although I did have to do the MYSQL installation twice. I did completely uninstall MYSQL and delete the MYSQL folder in Program Files and Program Data before reinstalling.
Now I can run mysql using:
and then enter the password I assigned when requested and use all the mysql commands.
However, when I run mysqladmin using:
mysqladmin -p xxxxx
and then enter the password I assigned when requested mysqladmin displays a couple of lines and then quits so fast it is impossible to read what it has printed.
xxxxx above can be any character string, but it must be entered or mysqladmin quits immediately.
Any ideas on why mysql works, but mysqladmin does not? How can I see what mysqladmin is printing when it quits?
I am using Vista Ultimate.