After trying countless times to install xenforo on wampserver(latest) without success, I decided to try a different solution. I downloaded and installed xampp (win 7 64-bit) and it worked first time without problems.
Anyone else have other local solutions that work without issue?
I wasn't able to install it on MAMP for some reason, it kept saying that the database was already populated (never tried clicking more than once on the install button), not sure if it was the browser or the server itself, it installed fine on my online servers.
And even easier is install VirtualBox and set up a VM for your flavor(s) of choice and install it there. That way, if something craps out, you don't take a chance on screwing the pooch on your system. Redoing a VM is much easier than re-installing your desktop operating system and all associated programs.