You can install MySQL Connector/NET through a Windows Installer
.msi) installation package, which can
install Connector/NET on supported Windows operating systems. The MSI
package is a file named
version indicates the Connector/NET
Using the central MySQL Installer is recommended, instead of the standalone package that is documented in this section. The MySQL Installer is available for download at MySQL Installer.
To install Connector/NET:
Double-click the MSI installer file, and clickto start the installation.
Choose the type of installation to perform (Typical, Custom, or Complete) and then click
The typical installation is suitable in most cases. Clickand proceed to Step 5.
A Complete installation installs all the available files. To conduct a Complete installation, click thebutton and proceed to step 5.
To customize your installation, including choosing the components to install and some installation options, click thebutton and proceed to Step 3.
The Connector/NET installer will register the connector within the Global Assembly Cache (GAC) - this will make the Connector/NET component available to all applications, not just those where you explicitly reference the Connector/NET component. The installer will also create the necessary links in the Start menu to the documentation and release notes.
If you have chosen a custom installation, you can select the individual components to install, including the core interface component, supporting documentation options, examples, and the source code. Clickto determine the disk-space requirements of your component choices.
Select the items and their installation level and then clickto continue the installation.
You will be given a final opportunity to confirm the installation. Clickto copy and install the files onto your computer. Use to return to the modify your component options.
When prompted, clickto exit the MSI installer.
Unless you choose a different folder, Connector/NET is installed in
C:\Program Files (x86)\MySQL\MySQL Connector Net
installed). New installations do not overwrite existing versions
You may also use the
/q command-line option with the
msiexec tool to install the Connector/NET package
automatically (using the default options) with no notification
to the user. Using this method the user cannot select options.
Additionally, no prompts, messages or dialog boxes will be
C:\> msiexec /package connector-net.msi /quiet
To provide a progress bar to the user during automatic
installation, use the