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2.4 Installing MySQL Router on Windows

MySQL Router for Windows can be installed using the MySQL Installer that installs and updates all MySQL products on Windows, or by downloading the ZIP Archive.

Windows Prerequisites

For the Community version of MySQL Router: The Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015 (available at the Microsoft Download Center) is required. Install it before installing MySQL Router on Windows.

Installing Using MSI

To install MySQL Router on Microsoft Windows using the MSI Installer, do the following:

  1. Download the Windows (x86, 64-bit), MSI Installer package from

  2. When prompted, click Run.

  3. Follow the steps in the Setup Wizard.

Installing the ZIP Archive

The ZIP Archive download is available at

Unlike installing with MySQL Installer, unpacking the MySQL Router ZIP archive does not check for dependencies on your system, such as the required VC++ 2015 runtime. When installing MySQL Router using the ZIP archive, download and install Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015 before using MySQL Router.

After installing the prerequisites, unzip the ZIP Archive and execute bin/mysqlrouter.exe as you normally would.

For information about installing and using MySQL Router as a Windows service, see Section 5.1, “Starting MySQL Router”.