MySQL Configurator performs the initial configuration, a reconfiguration, and also functions as part of the uninstallation process.
Full permissions are granted to the user executing MySQL Configurator to
all generated files, such as
does not apply to files and directories for specific products,
such as the MySQL server data directory in
%ProgramData% that is owned by
MySQL Configurator performs the configuration of the MySQL server. For example:
It creates the configuration file (
my.ini) that is used to configure the MySQL server. The values written to this file are influenced by choices you make during the installation process. Some definitions are host dependent.
By default, a Windows service for the MySQL server is added.
Provides default installation and data paths for MySQL server.
It can optionally create MySQL server user accounts with configurable permissions based on general roles, such as DB Administrator, DB Designer, and Backup Admin.
Checking Show Advanced Options enables additional Logging Options to be set. This includes defining custom file paths for the error log, general log, slow query log (including the configuration of seconds it requires to execute a query), and the binary log.
The sections that follow describe the server configuration options that apply to MySQL server on Windows. The server version you installed will determine which steps and options you can configure. Configuring MySQL server may include some or all of the steps.