Bug #4257 PROCESS privilege
Submitted: 23 Jun 2004 3:52 Modified: 23 Jun 2004 5:09
Reporter: Daragh Fitzpatrick Email Updates:
Status: Not a Bug Impact on me:
Category:MySQL Server: Installing Severity:S1 (Critical)
Version:5.0a OS:Windows (Windows XP Pro)
Assigned to: CPU Architecture:Any

[23 Jun 2004 3:52] Daragh Fitzpatrick
After installing MySQL 5.0a, when I try and run the following command as shown:
C:\mysql\bin>mysqlshow mysql

I get the following error:
mysqladmin: process list failed; error: 'Access denied. You need the PROCESS privilege for this operation'

How to repeat:
C:\mysql\bin>mysqlshow mysql
[23 Jun 2004 3:54] Daragh Fitzpatrick
This will work:
C:\mysql\bin>mysqladmin -u root proc
[23 Jun 2004 5:09] MySQL Verification Team
Yourself got the answer.
[23 Jun 2004 18:15] Daragh Fitzpatrick
actually, after trying to get mysql control center to work with 5.0, I gave up and reverted to 4.x - so that was my real solution.

I think the pertinent points here are that the documentation is not current for 5.0 install, and it appears that the product has had some security changes.