Phpmyadmin is a free software tool written in PHP intended to handle the administration of MySQL over the World Wide Web. phpMyAdmin supports a wide range of operations with MySQL. Since Windows doesn’t include a GUI managment tool for Mysql, you will need to install phpMyadmin to acess a GUI rather than administratering Mysql via the command line interface.
Please be sure that your php installation already has the GD/GD2 Library, Mysql and MBString extensions active. You can see this by going to your IIS server and accessing the php test page. If you do not have one, you can make one by going to “C:\inetpub\wwwroot\ and my creating a text with the following line;
<? phpinfo(); ?>
Save the file as phptest.php.
This will allow you to goto Http://localhost/phptest.php. If you don’t see the Mysql or MBstring sections, you will need to have them enabled to proceed as phpMyadmin requires this.