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Trouble Installing Vanilla Forum 2

edited October 2010 in Vanilla 2.0 - 2.8
Hey all I am trying to install Vanilla forum 2 but am running into an error.

I copy the Vanilla files into my web server, add a new virtual directory for the forum, pointing to my C:\inetpub\wwwroot\vanilla-2.0.9

When I browse to localhost/forum in the webbrowser I get to the setup screen ok.

I fill in all the database information and this is where it gets strange. Once I filled it in and submit it, the same setup page just comes back again with the defaults. So I fill everything in again, then after I submit it the second time I get the following error:

Fatal Error in Gdn_Database.Connection();
An error occurred while attempting to connect to the database
SQLSTATE[HY000] [2005] Unknown MySQL server host 'dbhost' (11004)

However I never typed in the host as 'dbhost' it was always typed in as localhost so Im confused where it is getting that from? It's like its not reading what I inputted into the setup form. Any ideas?
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