I installed MySQL using mysql-installer-184.108.40.206.msi on Windows 7. In the cmd window, when I run this "mysqlshow -u root -p". It has asked me for a password, and then returned this error: "Can't connect to MySQL server on 'localhost' (10061)" This is a bad indication of partially failed/successful installation.
I have gone through this page, it told me to find the error log (.err) in C:\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL Server 5.5\data. This directory exists but there is no log file.
I am thinking this is related to the tight security of Windows 7, especially when installing a Unix based software.
Any help or suggestions is appreciated.