I have Windows 7 box with PHP 5.3.1, MySQL 5.1 and Apache 2.2.14 installed. Everything is working smoothly, except phpmyadmin connection is rejected by MySQL. I tried all
possible ways with the same negative result. Phpmyadmin config.inc.php file has exactly
the same user name and password like MySQL, but MySQL rejects them. I tested MySQL
from a command line with -u root -p johndoe , it works fine. I created a new database with new user name and password. Tested it. From command line its OK, but
same user and password from phpmyadmin was again rejected by MySQL. Thanks in advance.