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MySQL 5.7 Reference Manual  /  ...  /  Installing MySQL Shell on Microsoft Windows

3.3.1.1 Installing MySQL Shell on Microsoft Windows

Important

Before installing MySQL Shell on Windows, make sure you have the Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable Package installed on your system. The package is available at the Microsoft Download Center.

Note

MySQL Shell 1.0.8 is not supplied with an MSI Installer. See Installing MySQL Shell Binaries for the manual install procedure.

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

  1. Download the Windows (x86, 64-bit), MSI Installer package from http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/shell/.

  2. When prompted, click Run.

  3. Follow the steps in the Setup Wizard.

    Figure 3.1 Installation of MySQL Shell on Windows

    Installation of MySQL Shell on Windows

If you have installed MySQL without enabling the X Plugin, then later on decide you want to install the X Plugin, or if you are installing MySQL without using MySQL Installer, see Installing the X Plugin.

Installing MySQL Shell Binaries

To install MySQL Shell binaries:

  1. Unzip the content of the Zip file to the MySQL products directory, for example C:\Program Files\MySQL\.

  2. To be able to start MySQL Shell from a command prompt add the bin directory C:\Program Files\MySQL\mysql-shell-1.0.8-rc-windows-x86-64bit\bin to the PATH system variable.


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