Bug #3488 Winmysqladmin error.
Submitted: 16 Apr 2004 20:08 Modified: 16 Aug 2004 19:08
Reporter: Asim Saghir Email Updates:
Status: Can't repeat Impact on me:
Category:MySQL Server Severity:S2 (Serious)
Version:4.0 OS:Windows (Windows Server 2003)
Assigned to: MySQL Verification Team CPU Architecture:Any

[16 Apr 2004 20:08] Asim Saghir
I installed mysql the very first time on my other computer with windows server 2003, and I get this error when i run winmysqladmin.exe:

Access violation at address 0040289D in module 'winmysqladmin.exe'. Read of address 00000000.

Then instead of taking me to the username and password dialog (where you choose your username and password, since i havent chosen one yet.) it takes me to the main screen with a red light, and nothing except my computer name is filled in...

How to repeat:
winmysqladmin.exe doesnt work, which means mysql won't work..
[28 Apr 2004 7:41] MySQL Verification Team
The kind of error happens when the tool doesn't find TCP/IP support
on the Operational System.

Could you please test if you are able for to start the server with:

mysqld-nt --standalone --console

opening a prompt console screen and going to \mysql\bin directory.
If the server fails to start please show us the message printed.

[29 May 2004 9:20] Anjanesh Lekshminarayanan
Oh....Are you saying this won't work without TCP/IP ? At the time of Win 2003 server intallation, I chose not to install File/Printer Sharing, TCP/IP etc etc since I'm not having a computer in a network. So I thought why install the networking stuff. Is it because of this ? If so please let me know because I have gone back to WinMe just for this reason.
[30 May 2004 6:11] MySQL Verification Team
Yes WinMySQLAdmin needs the TCP/IP support. However you are
able for to run the MySQL server without TCP/IP but in this
case you need to enable the named pipes for to work locally.

Then in your %windir%\my.ini file under section [mysqld]
add the below keys:


Then in this case the server shows the below messages when

C:\mysql\bin>mysqld-nt --standalone --console
040530  0:56:25  InnoDB: Started
mysqld-nt: ready for connections.
Version: '4.0.20a-nt'  socket: ''  port: 0

notice: socket: ''  port: 0

so for a client to connect needs to use the named pipe
option called MySQL.

For to start and stop the server you can install the
service with:

mysqld-nt --install or mysqld-nt --install-manual

I can't to fix the crash of that tool when the TCP/IP support
doesn't exist, because the language applicaction which
was built doesn't permits to control the TCP/IP load at
the start.
[16 Aug 2004 19:04] MySQL Verification Team
WinMySQLAdmin running on Windows 2003 server

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[16 Aug 2004 19:08] MySQL Verification Team
I tested WinMySQLAdmin on my Windows 2003 server box and wasn't
able to repeat the behavior reported. Please see the picture attached
to this bug report using the Files tab.
[14 Jun 2005 2:53] simple blob

I think I found a solution. (at least for my case)

My specs are Win Server 2003 and Mysql ver 3.23.52


On Network Connection window,
Right Click on your LAN connection and choose Properties

Then press button "Install...">>Protocol>>Microsoft TCP/IP version 6

and then click "Add..."

Close the properties window

now open WinMySQLAdmin.exe

no error!