Actually, I'm on the 2nd install of UniSever. when it would not work on the first install I thought I did some thig wrong and deleted it and reinstalled it. So, I may have broken the first install somehow and it has remnants hanging around. One thing that lends to this way of thinking: on the 2nd isntall, I can't recall exactly where it happened, but it would not accept my new password when I was doing the Security checks from the apanel main page. I had to change the user name also. I went from the originally show "root" to "admin". Now, running mysql.exe from the command line, I find I can access it by using "root" but not with "admin". So, my new question are 1) where is the name stored for "root" that mySQL is seeing? 2) why did the 2nd install force me to change the name? OK, I got it working by changing the name in apanel under Admin Panel Configuration. I'd appreciate it someone could still answer my earlier questions so I have a better concept of how things are working. Thank you. Nice product. Ooops, I spoke too soon. phpMyAdmin is working now but phpMyBackupPro won't let me log in now. Could someone please provide a list of files and places where the names and passwords for the various products are stored so I can get them back in sync? Thank you.