How To Install MySQL on Windows Server 2022

In this guide from the Windows Tutorials, we want to teach you How To Install MySQL on Windows Server 2022.

MySQL is a relational database management system based on SQL – Structured Query Language. The application is used for various purposes, including data warehousing, e-commerce, and logging applications.

The most common use for mySQL however, is for the purpose of a web database. It can be used to store anything from a single record of information to an entire inventory of available products for an online store.

In association with a scripting language such as PHP or Perl (both offered on our hosting accounts), it is possible to create websites that will interact in real-time with a mySQL database to display categorized and searchable information to a website user rapidly.

How To Install MySQL on Windows Server 2022

In this guide, you will learn to install MySQL on your Windows Server.

Follow the steps below to complete this guide.

Set up MySQL on Windows Server 2022

First, you need to download MySQL for Windows from the MySQL Downloads Page.

A free “MySQL Community Server” edition is available in both a “web” installer and a “standalone” installer.

The “web” installer (which has a smaller initial installer download size but with additional components downloaded during installation), or the “full” installer (which has a larger installer download size, but doesn’t require downloading any additional components during installation) and click “Download”.

Here we will download the Full installer.

MySQL installer for Windows

On the next screen, click No thanks just start my download.

Start MySQL download

When your download is completed, open your MySQL installer on your Windows server 2022. Then, you need to choose a setup type and click Next. Here we choose Server only.

Choose MySQL setup type

Next, you need to click Execute.

The installer will then download (in the case of the “web” installer) and then install the selected components.

MySQL installation

When your MySQL installation is completed click Next to configure your MySQL server.

Then, you need to choose your config type. Here we select Server computer in the case that we’re installing MySQL on a server. Also, you can specify the “Connectivity” options on this screen. In most cases, you can leave these as the default (TCP/IP, Port 3306) and click Next.

MySQL networking on Windows server 2022

At this point, you need to choose an authentication method. Its recommended for maximum compatibility and to avoid any additional configuration, select “Use Legacy Authentication Method” and click Next.

Select MySQL authentication method

Next, you need to set up a MySQL root password on Windows Server 2022. Choose a strong one and click Next.

Also, you can set up additional MySQL user accounts from this screen.

MySQL accounts and roles

Now you need to configure MySQL to run as a Windows service. Check the box next to the Configure MySQL a Windows service and Start MySQL at the system startup. And run Windows service as a Standard System Account and click Next.

Run MySQL as a Windows service

In the Apply configuration screen, click Execute to start your MySQL configuration. Then, click finish.

Apply MySQL configuration on Windows server

Next, you will see the Product configuration click Next and Finish your MySQL installation on Windows Server 2022.


At this point, you learn to Install MySQL on Windows Server 2022.

Hope you enjoy it.

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