i dont have a bug tracking user account and so ill post this here
quick:

tab characters in database.yml breaks mongrel


production:
  adapter:    sqlserver
  encoding:   utf8
  mode:       ODBC
  database:   Warrants
  dsn:        Warrants
  username:   sa
  password:
  host:  <TAB char>  localhost

'	from C:/WARR_APP/ruby/lib/ruby/1.8/yaml.rb:133:in `load'
	from c:/WARR_APP/vanguard/config/../vendor/rails/railties/lib/
initializer.rb:880:in `database_configuration'
	from c:/WARR_APP/vanguard/config/../vendor/rails/railties/lib/
initializer.rb:416:in `initialize_database'
	from c:/WARR_APP/vanguard/config/../vendor/rails/railties/lib/
initializer.rb:141:in `process'
	from c:/WARR_APP/vanguard/config/../vendor/rails/railties/lib/
initializer.rb:113:in `send'
	from c:/WARR_APP/vanguard/config/../vendor/rails/railties/lib/
initializer.rb:113:in `run'
	from c:/WARR_APP/vanguard/config/environment.rb:9
	from C:/WARR_APP/ruby/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems/
custom_require.rb:31:in `gem_original_require'
	 ... 10 levels...
	from C:/WARR_APP/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/mongrel-1.1.5-x86-
mswin32-60/bin/../lib/mongrel/command.rb:212:in `run'
	from C:/WARR_APP/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/mongrel-1.1.5-x86-
mswin32-60/bin/mongrel_rails:281
	from C:/WARR_APP/ruby/bin/mongrel_rails:19:in `load'
	from C:/WARR_APP/ruby/bin/mongrel_rails:19