When installing, cannot logon to database--neither SQLServer nor MySQL

Discussion in 'Installation, configuration support' started by sdlitvin, April 14, 2010.

  1. sdlitvin
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    sdlitvin MP Donator

    April 14, 2010
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    Home Country:
    United States of America United States of America
    MediaPortal Version:
    MediaPortal Skin: default
    Windows Version: Vista SP2
    CPU Type: AMD Phenom II X4 955
    HDD: 1 TB disk & 1 750 GB disk
    Memory: 6 GB DDR3
    Motherboard: Gigabyte MA790FXT-UD5P
    Video Card: Nvidia GEForce 9600GT
    TV Card: Avermedia AVERTV Dual Tuner Combo

    I start the Install process. I get up to the dialog box "Setup database connection".

    I choose Microsoft SQL Server 2005.
    Then I try entering user ID "sa" and password "MediaPortal"--and I get the error message

    "Connection failed!
    Login failed for user 'sa'."

    I have tried my user name on this pc (which is "Administrator"); I have tried a different password; I have tried many combinations. But nothing works.

    I also tried choosing MYSQL 5. with the default password of "MediaPortal".
    Then I get the error message

    "Connection failed!
    Access denied for user 'root' @ 'user-PC' (using password: YES)"

    What is wrong??? Why can't I logon to either database?
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  3. vecnar

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    April 21, 2008
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    I haven't tried to install mp 1.1.0 myself so can't confirm that.
    I am usually installing databse myself, rather than letting mp install it for me with default password and default collation as collation is very important for me using russian and polish characters.

    What i would try to do in your place is uninstall any databases which have been installed by mp and reboot computer,download any database you prefer, install it, configure it. You can find details in MediaPortal_Manual_Index - MediaPortal Manual Documentation
    section 2.5
    And later run setup and enter username and password which you specified when installing database.

    Hope that helps.

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