Thanks for the tip. The problem seemed to be that my testing server is a subdir in my site and since we've not gone live I had both my remote and testing server pointing there so I didn't accidentally post files to the wrong directory. I'm not sure that's the best way to keep from making a dumb mistake, but it's what I was doing. Anyways, when I changed it so both pointed to the main directory, it created the database table. I hope I can change it back to the testing subdir until we go live without problems.
ps - for your signature, I think you mean 'were' not 'where'