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2.3.3 MySQL Installer for Windows

MySQL Installer is a standalone application designed to ease the complexity of installing and managing MySQL products that run on Microsoft Windows. It supports the following MySQL products:

  • MySQL Servers

    A single MySQL Installer instance can install and manage multiple MySQL server versions. For example, a single MySQL Installer instance can install (and update) versions 5.6, 5.7, and 8.0 on the same host. A host cannot have both community and commercial editions of MySQL server installed.

  • MySQL Applications

    MySQL Workbench, MySQL Shell, MySQL Router, MySQL for Visual Studio, MySQL for Excel, MySQL Notifier, and MySQL Utilities.

  • MySQL Connectors

    MySQL Connector/Net, MySQL Connector/Python, Connector/ODBC, MySQL Connector/J, Connector/C, and Connector/C++.

  • Documentation and Samples

    MySQL Reference Manuals (by version) in PDF format and MySQL database samples (by version).

MySQL Installer Community Edition

Download this edition from http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/installer/ to install the community version of all MySQL products for Windows. Select one of the following MySQL Installer package options:

  • Web: Contains MySQL Installer and configuration files only. The web package downloads only the MySQL products you select to install, but it requires an internet connection for each download. The size of this file is approximately 2 MB; the name of the file has the form mysql-installer-community-web-VERSION.N.msi where VERSION is the MySQL server version number such as 5.7 and N is the package number, which begins at 0.

  • Full: Bundles all of the MySQL products for Windows (including the MySQL server). The file size is over 300 MB, and its name has the form mysql-installer-community-VERSION.N.msi where VERSION is the MySQL Server version number such as 5.7 and N is the package number, which begins at 0.

MySQL Installer Commercial Edition

Download this edition from https://edelivery.oracle.com/ to install the commercial edition of all MySQL products for Windows. The Commercial Edition includes all of the products in the Community Edition and also includes the following products:

  • Workbench SE/EE

  • MySQL Enterprise Backup

  • MySQL Enterprise Firewall

This edition integrates with your My Oracle Support (MOS) account. For knowledge-base content and patches, see My Oracle Support.


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