MySQL Installer performs the initial 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. For example, query_cache is enabled if the host has fewer than three cores.Note
Query cache was deprecated in MySQL 5.7 and removed in MySQL 8.0 (and later).
By default, a Windows service for the MySQL server is added.
Provides default installation and data paths for MySQL server. For instructions on how to change the default paths, see Chapter 3, Setting Alternative Server Paths with MySQL Installer.
It can optionally create MySQL server user accounts with configurable permissions based on general roles, such as DB Administrator, DB Designer, and Backup Admin. It optionally creates a Windows user named
MysqlSyswith limited privileges, which would then run the MySQL Server.
User accounts may also be added and configured in MySQL Workbench.
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.
During the configuration process, clickto proceed to the next step or to return to the previous step. Click at the final step to apply the server configuration.
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.