MySQL GUI Tools can be installed on all Windows operating systems
using the Windows Installer (
installation package. The MSI package is contained within a ZIP
version indicates the
MySQL GUI Tools version.
The Microsoft Windows Installer Engine was updated with the release of Windows XP; those using a previous version of Windows can reference this Microsoft Knowledge Base article for information on upgrading to the latest version of the Windows Installer Engine.
In addition, Microsoft has recently introduced the WiX (Windows Installer XML) toolkit. This is the first highly acknowledged Open Source project from Microsoft. We have switched to WiX because it is an Open Source project and it allows us to handle the complete Windows installation process in a flexible manner using scripts.
Improving the MySQL Installation Wizard depends on the support and feedback of users like you. If you find that the MySQL Installation Wizard is lacking some feature important to you, or if you discover a bug, please report it in our bugs database using the instructions given in How to Report Bugs or Problems.
To install MySQL GUI Tools, right click on the MSI file and select Install.
Installing MySQL GUI Tools on Windows Vista requires administrative privileges.
Setup Type window you may choose a
installation. If you do not wish to install all of the
MySQL GUI Tools choose the custom option. Custom installation also
gives you the option of installing support for languages other
than English. MySQL GUI Tools supports, German, Greek, Japanese,
Polish, and Brazilian Portuguese.
Unless you choose otherwise, MySQL GUI Tools are installed in
%PROGRAMFILES% is the default
directory for programs on your machine and
version is the version number of MySQL GUI Tools.
%PROGRAMFILES%directory might be
C:\Program Files or
Installing MySQL GUI Tools using the Windows installer
automatically creates entries in the
MySQL Workbench is not included in the bundled MySQL GUI Tools download so must be installed separately. To do this, find the link to MySQL Workbench on http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/. After downloading install this file as described in Section 3.2, “Installing Under Windows”.