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Trouble installing Vanilla on a Windows Server.

Hi all,
New to Vanilla. Currently a WebWiz forums user (asp / windows based) and I am looking at migrating to a new platform. I've heard good things about Vanilla and since WebWiz are stopping any further development now seems like a good time to switch.

I have a windows server, mysql database etc. and seem to meet all the requirements for Vanilla. Wordpress is running and working fine.

When I run the setup screen I receive an error about .htaccess not being present. - I'm ok with this and will use a web.config file instead.

The part I am stuck on is the error message:

"The connection parameters you specified failed to open a connection to the database. The database reported the following error:
SQLSTATE[HY000] [2002] php_network_getaddresses: getaddrinfo failed: No such host is known.
You must specify the name of the database in which you want to set up Vanilla.
Banner Title is required."

I am using the correct database name, username, password and server name. I can manually connect and I can configure Wordpress to use those settings. I have tried both the IP address and the full name of the Mysql server to no avail.

Does anyone have any suggestions? I have tried everything I can find via Google and here.

Thanks :):)


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