As this machine is live and in use, I created a vm of this server on my laptop ... while the web apps work with no problems using a bridged network from windows I am having problems connecting to this database using an ODBC connection.
Loaded MYSQL 5.3 ODBC drivers the Laptop. Set up the Connection with the server's IP address, port #, user name, user password, and DB name ... the Test Button is just returning the following error:
MySql ODBC 5.3(a)Driver Lost Connection to MySql Server at 'reading initial communication packet',system error:0:
Any idea what I might be missing?