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The specified password for user account ‘root’ is not valid, or failed to connect to the database server.

While installing WordPress 3.4 via Web Platform Installer 4.0 on IIS 7, at some point the Web Platform Installer asks for MySQL ‘root’ user password. There you might get this error: “The specified password for user account ‘root’ is not valid, or failed to connect to the database server”. That happens even if you enter the correct password.

Here is how to fix it: