For MySQL 5.6, there are installation package formats to choose from when installing MySQL on Windows:
MySQL Installer: This package has a file
name similar to
mysql-installer-commercial-22.214.171.124.msi, and utilizes MSI's to
automatically install MySQL server and other products. It will download and apply updates to itself, and
for each of the installed products. It also configures the additional non-server products.
The installed products are configurable, and this includes: documentation with samples and examples, connectors (such as C, C++, J, NET, and ODBC), MySQL Workbench, MySQL Notifier for Microsoft Windows, MySQL for Excel, and the MySQL Server with its components.
MySQL Installer will run on all Windows platforms that are
For instructions on installing MySQL using MySQL Installer, see Section 2.3.3, "Installing MySQL on Microsoft Windows Using MySQL Installer".
The Noinstall Archive: This package has a
file name similar to
and contains all the files found in the Complete install package, with the exception of the GUI. This
package does not include an automated installer, and must be manually installed and configured.
Your choice of install package affects the installation process you must follow. If you choose to use MySQL
Installer, see Section 2.3.3,
"Installing MySQL on Microsoft Windows Using MySQL Installer". If you choose to install a Noinstall
archive, see Section
2.3.5, "Installing MySQL on Microsoft Windows Using a