Steps required to do the fresh installation of MySQL 8 Community Server on Windows

How To Install MySQL 8 on Windows
How To Install MySQL 8 on Windows
January 27, 2019

This post explains all the steps required to install MySQL Community Server 8 on Windows 10. The steps should be similar on other versions of Windows.

Notes: In order to follow this post, you must completely remove the previous installation of MySQL server installed using the installer if it's already installed on the system. You can follow How To Completely Remove MySQL 5.7 From Windows to completely remove the previous installation done using the installer.

You may also be interested in other MySQL specific tutorials including How To Install MySQL 8 on Ubuntu, and Learn Basic SQL Queries Using MySQL.

Step 1 - Download Installer

The MSI installers are available on official site to install MySQL Community Server edition on Windows. The download is available for either online or offline mode. We will download and install the server using online download having the smaller size to installing selected apps with the latest version as shown in Fig 1. The MySQL version available while writing this tutorial was 8.0.14 as shown in Fig 1.

Download Site

Fig 1

The next page asks to either log in and start the download or download it directly as shown in Fig 2.

Confirm Download

Fig 2

Complete the download by following either of the approaches.

Step 2 - Install MySQL

Double click the installer to execute it. It will show the installer dialog window to accept the license agreement as shown in Fig 3.

Accept License Agreement

Fig 3

Accept the License Agreement and click on Next Button. The next screen shows options to choose pre-configured installation options as shown in Fig 4.

Install Options

Fig 4

We have selected Custom installation to have more control over choosing the applications to be installed. Now click on Next Button which shows next screen having options to choose applications to be installed as shown in Fig 5.

Choose MySQL

Fig 5

Expand the MySQL Server option as shown in Fig 5 and click on the Right Arrow Button placed on the separator. It will select the MySQL Server 8 for installation. Our final selection of MySQL server and applications are as shown in Fig 6. You might select or opt-out some of these applications based on your requirements.

Final Selection

Fig 6

Click on Next Button and the next screen shows the selected applications ready for installation as shown in Fig 7.

Selected Applications

Fig 7

Now click on Execute Button to start the installation of selected Server and applications. The installer shows the progress as shown in Fig 8.

Installation Progress

Fig 8

After downloading all the selected applications, the installer will install these applications and shows the status as shown in Fig 9.

Installation Completed

Fig 9

Click on Next Button and the installer shows screen having the message to start the configuration of applicable applications as shown in Fig 10.

Start Configuration

Fig 10

Now click on Next Button to start the configuration. The next screen shows options to configure MySQL server either as a standalone server with classic replication strategy or InnoDB Cluster as shown in Fig 11.

Cluster Options

Fig 11

We have selected the standalone option to keep the installation simple without using advanced cluster options for this tutorial. Click on Next Button and the next screen shows options to choose server type and port as shown in Fig 12.

Type & Networking

Fig 12

Keep the default options selected and click on Next Button. The next screen shows options to choose the authentication method as shown in Fig 13. Though the newer options are good, in the certain situation these might not be fully supported, for now, hence we have selected Legacy Authentication method. If you are sure about the usage, then select the recommended authentication method.

Authentication Method

Fig 13

Click on Next Button to configure the Accounts and Roles as shown in Fig 14.

Accounts & Roles

Fig 14

Choose at least medium strength password and add user accounts if required. Click on Next Button to configure windows service as shown in Fig 15.

Windows Service

Fig 15

Keep the default options as selected and click on Next Button. The next screen shows the configuration steps as shown in Fig 16.

Apply Configuration

Fig 16

Click on Execute Button to apply the configurations done by us. It will complete the configuration and add MySQL Notifier on the system tray as shown in Fig 17.

Configured

Fig 17

Click on Finish Button to complete MySQL configuration. The next screen shows options to configure the samples and examples as shown in Fig 18.

Samples & Examples

Fig 18

Click on Next Button to configure Samples and Installation. The next screen shows server connection options as shown in Fig 19.

Connect To Server

Fig 19

Enter the password and check the server connection. It will show successfully connect message as shown in Fig 20.

Connection Success

Fig 20

Click on Next Button. The screen shows the configuration steps of Samples and Examples as shown in Fig 21.

Samples Configuration

Fig 21

Click on Execute Button to execute the script. The next screen shows the success message as shown in Fig 22.

Samples Success

Fig 22

Click on Finish Button and the next screen shows configuration status as shown in Fig 23.

Samples Status

Fig 23

Click on Next Button to finalize the installation. The next screen shows the installation success message as shown in Fig 24.

Finalize

Fig 24

Click on Finish Button to complete the installation. The installer will execute and show the Shell as shown in Fig 25.

MySQL Shell

Fig 25

Type \quit and press Enter key to exit from Shell.

These are the steps required to install the MySQL server with the necessary applications.

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