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2.3.2 Configuration: Using MySQL Configurator

MySQL Configurator is a standalone application designed to ease the complexity of configuring a MySQL server to run MySQL on Microsoft Windows. It is bundled with the MySQL server, in both the MSI and standalone Zip archive.

Methods to Start MySQL Configurator

MySQL Configurator can both configure and reconfigure MySQL server; and the methods to start MySQL Configurator are:

  • The MySQL server MSI prompts to execute MySQL Configurator immediately after it installs the MySQL server.

  • From the Start Menu: the MSI creates a MySQL Configurator start menu item.

  • From the command line: the mysql-configurator.exe executable is located in the same directory as mysqld.exe and other MySQL binaries installed with the MySQL server.

    Typically this location is in C:\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL Server X.Y\bin if installed via the MSI, or a custom directory for the Zip archive.