Fix errors on Windows 2003 with MySQL 5.0+

The error “Fatal error: Can’t open and lock privilege tables: Table ‘mysql.servers’ doesn’t exist” is caused by some incomplete privilege tables. Please run the following command at a command prompt:

  # cd "Program FilesMySQLMySQL Server 5.2scripts\"
  # mysql --force -uroot -p mysql < mysql_fix_privilege_tables.sql

This did the trick for me – not too sure why this wasn’t part of the install but all is well now.

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