Someone setup for us a Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition machine, but doesn't know anything about MySQL, so I am trying to install it. Actually someone else installed mysql-5.0.45-win32.zip and I ran the instance config wizard and I got an error of "The service could not be started" when I try to press "Execute" at the end. Wizard settings are: detailed configuration server machine multifunctional database DSS/OLAP (I also tried OLTP but the results were the same I believe) enable tcp/ip port 3306 enable strict mode best support for multilingualism (this I do because we have data in Hebrew) install as a windows service NO enable root access from remote machines NO create anonymous acount I then installed mysql-essential-5.0.51b-win32.msi but got the same results. I see in the Event Viewer "Default storage engine (InnoDB) is not available" and I see in the Remove/Add Programs that Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 is installed. I have seen that this may be connected. Any suggestions how I can make this work? Thank you.