Monday, May 26, 2014

Installing MySQL Workbench

If you install MySQL using Microsoft Web Platform Installer, you will get an installation of MySQL installed with just the database platform and the appropriate MySQL Connectors similar to if you simply install SQL Server Express without any management tools.

However, chances are that you will want to manage the MySQL databases that are created for you to some degree.  Therefore, you will need MySQL Workbench.

You can download and install MySQL Workbench from here:

Of course, you can install MySQL Workbench directly, but if you want to install more than 1 tool in the MySQL suite, then you can optionally use the MySQL Installer instead.

In this example, I have used the MySQL Installer to install MySQL Workbench:

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