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I need to install latest MySQL community server 5.6.25 in windows box.

MySQL site is giving complete MySQL installer, but not particular MySQL server installation file.

Where can I get this particular MySQL server installation file.

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  • you may choose features according to your need during installation so why would require a specific file then? – Nawaz Sohail Jun 17 '15 at 14:28
  • Using MySQL installer, we are not allowed to select the changing the path of data directory. So we are checking for installation file. Also server installation is to be taken care by deployment team who is not having idea on changing the data directory path, so looking for direct installation file. – Phanindra Jun 17 '15 at 16:26
  • it would require very small effort as you may have to change ini file after it is deployed... – Nawaz Sohail Jun 17 '15 at 17:46
  • Yes but this can't be done by deployment team. So why I am asking for direct installation file which is user friendly for all. – Phanindra Jun 18 '15 at 7:40
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There is a "portable" ZIP package of version 5.6.27 (not 25) for download: http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/mysql/5.6.html#downloads

For completeness, to install and run the server using an unprivileged account:

  • unzip
  • rename my-default.ini to my.ini
  • update base and data directory path in my.ini (data directory must exist)
  • Open a command window in the installation path.
  • run the server once with ".\bin>mysqld.exe --log_syslog=0 --console --standalone --initialize" to set-up a fresh database (note: --initialize might be --bootstrap in that version)
  • run the server with "mysqld.exe --log_syslog=0 --console --standalone" (--console only if you want the output in the terminal window)
  • enjoy :)

"mysqld" can be installed as a background service (d for daemon), but you cannot do this without admin rights.

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  • it seems like a great idea – user196739 Dec 9 '19 at 16:29

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