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Like the message says, the driver can't connect to wherever the configuration says the MySQL server is running. This is a network configuration problem and no amount of futzing with software will fix it. Perhaps you don't have a MySQL server running. Or perhaps the configuration isn't pointing to it. Or perhaps there's a firewall or some other network artifact which prevents the connection.
Joined: Oct 08, 2008
Even I tried disabling the firewall, but no difference... any other suggestion please.