MP setup mySQL automatically without root password, what is root password (it is not blank) (1 Viewer)


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November 21, 2011
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When installing MP ver1.2.3 on a new PC, mySQL is downloaded and installed automatically WITHOUT asking for a "root" password. It certainly is not blank as it seems to suggest on the mySQL site.

Can anyone please let me know what MP sets the mySQL "root" password to as i need it for MyAnime3 plugin?

I used mySQL Workbench to connect to mySQL instance and it won't take the blank password. I tried the reset steps but I cannot even stop the mysql service.



Portal Pro
July 30, 2011
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  • Hostname is the name of the server machine (what it is called on the network when you look in My Network Places).

  • Username is root.
Pw MediaPortal
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  • July 19, 2005
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    If installed by MP it should be "MediaPortal", it says so during the installation process but easy to forget.


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