On the Windows platform, MySQL server can run as a named service managed by the operating system and be configured to start up automatically when Windows starts. Alternatively, you can configure MySQL server to run as an executable program that requires manual configuration.
Configure MySQL server as a Windows service (Selected by default.)
When the default configuration option is selected, you can also select the following:
Start the MySQL Server at System Startup
When selected (default), the service startup type is set to Automatic; otherwise, the startup type is set to Manual.
Run Windows Service as
When Standard System Account is selected (default), the service logs on as Network Service.
The Custom User option must have privileges to log on to Microsoft Windows as a service. The button will be disabled until this user is configured with the required privileges.
A custom user account is configured in Windows by searching for "local security policy" in the Start menu. In the Local Security Policy window, select Local Policies, User Rights Assignment, and then Log On As A Service to open the property dialog. Click to add the custom user and then click in each dialog to save the changes.
Deselect the Windows Service option