have you ever received a call for a MySQL on windows that stopped working after someone did something at their my.cnf? Then you try to start the service by cmd and get the following error.
mysqld: [ERROR] Found option without preceding group in config file C:\ProgramData\MySQL\MySQL Server 8.0\my.ini at line 1.
mysqld: [ERROR] Fatal error in defaults handling. Program aborted!
Well, for some reason, the editor that was used (no idea which one was), threw some random byte at the beginning of the file. To solve that (on windows at least), open the file on Notepad++, go to Format > Convert to ANSI. Save the file and start again the service.
What was the weirdest thing that happened to you on a Windows Server?