Wow, an awful lot of time spent on some simple issues. The problem was first the front slash issue and second the integration. On implementation screen 4, I chose a vBulletin path. Then on screen 5 the first Forum path defaulted to a photopost/forum path. I accepted this, thinking the gallery forum runs in photopost not vbulletin. Two lines down, I left the coding as vBulletin for the forum url thinking this was the registration integration. Obviously a conflict. Obviously integration means more than forum logon.
Next hurdle was that I couldn't get in to the admin problem. Again an integration problem. I used the forum to discover that my cookies abolutely had to be set to "bb" despite me somehow thinking I was some kind of special exemption. Also had to readjust the Forum domain cookies to .mysite.com in PHP Admin
Finally a control panel and a running gallery! Thanks for your patience.
Last edited by tjanders; December 12th, 2005 at 12:16 AM.