Previously, the MySQL Server installation included a feature named
Server Data Files, which was enabled by default. This feature was required to configure MySQL as a Windows service for older server versions. Now, the MSI file for MySQL Server 8.0.21 (and higher) initializes the server directly, without using the feature. Similarly, MySQL Installer 1.4.35 (and higher) excludes the Server Data Files check box from the Select Products and Features step when the MSI file omits the feature. (Bug #23154065)
References: See also: Bug #31060177.
Support for InnoDB Cluster configuration within MySQL Installer is disabled. All configuration operations associated with a production InnoDB Cluster or a sandbox InnoDB Cluster (for testing) now can be performed using MySQL Shell.
An overlapping button hid the down arrow of the removed products list. (Bug #31595443)
Terminology was synchronized to match related updates made in the Replication documentation. (Bug #31553941)
An error was returned when an attempt was made to connect to the local MySQL server using valid credentials. This fix updates the MySQL Connector/NET component that is used to establish connections to the server. (Bug #31463373)
Thecontrol was reactivated out of sequence after MySQL Installer began removing products. (Bug #30864435)
After selecting an installed MySQL product to upgrade, the Changes link shown on the page was not active and did not open the associated release notes. In some cases, such as when upgrading Samples and Examples, the Changes link incorrectly indicated the presence of release notes. Now, the Changes link for each product is active and the link is removed when release note are not available. (Bug #30397090)
Links to the release notes of several MySQL products shown during the upgrade sequence produced an error when selected. (Bug #30397053)