So let's take a look at Installing MySQL on the Windows platform. First off it doesn't distinguish between Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7, they're all using the same installer, they're all using the same software, so there is no difference. The only difference is you have to choose between a 32-bit and a 64-bit, whatever is appropriate for you. So if we go to that page then we would see that we have those choices and we have a choice between two different kinds of installers as well, a Zip Archive or a Microsoft Installer package, so those are our two choices, we want to use MSI version and this one happens to have a couple of Wizards built into it and when we download this if we say to Run it when the download is complete it will immediately launch the first of those two Wizards the Installation Wizard. And what I'm going to do is I'm going to show you some slides that walk you through that process of going through this and the decisions that I want you to make as part of it. OK so here is then the beginning of the installation Wizard for Version 5.5. There's nothing we can do here but click that Next button so let's go ahead and do that, the next thing we want to do is Check the Checkbox, we Click the Checkbox down there saying that we Accept the License terms, that's very important otherwise we can't go any further. Then we go Next, on this page it defaults to the typical installation for the button there so if you just hit the Return key at that point you'd be doing the typical installation, but I want you to do the Complete Installation if you can, there are a few more programs, we won't be using them all in this course but if you're going to be following through for the other courses that I give then we'll definitely get into some of those other ones as we go along. So you click that, that's going to take you to the next window, there is no next button on this one, and the only other thing we can do with the Installation Wizard is then say OK let's install that stuff. So you click the Install button and it will spend some time, it'll show you a progress bar and things but eventually you'll be finished. There will be a couple of windows that pop up with some advertising things about MySQL, just kind of click through those and you will get to the final window that says that the Server Setup has now been Completed and there's a checkbox down there that should be checked by default. If it isn't please check that, that says Launch the MySQL Instance Configuration Wizard and then Click the Finish button. When you do that it closes this Wizard and opens the Configuration Wizard, so here we are in that one and again click the Next button because there isn't much we can do here. If you have other generations of MySQL already installed as I did and I'm just tossing this in for people who have that, then you have to decide which of those we're going to be configuring with the Configuration Wizard. Otherwise if you're just doing your first MySQL installation or you've only ever installed version 5.5 or whatever then you're not going to see this because it doesn't have any choices to make. OK, once we get into the Wizard then, we're going to be doing mainly defaults so on this screen the detailed configuration is the default and that's the one I want you to use. And we're going to go through this otherwise it would just choose a standard configuration and we wouldn't go through all the other configuration steps. But in classes I want make sure that students understand some of the things that's going on here and it's important we have a couple of changes to make later on. OK so we go to the next thing, again Developer Machine is the one that is the default and that's going to make sure that we have all of the different developer tools still running on it, otherwise if we do it for some of those other things it might remove some of the stuff that's already been installed. Multifunctional Database on the next screen is also the default, that means that we might use any of our storage engines, otherwise the other ones kind of restrict certain of the storage engines it can't remove them from the software but it disables those storage engines, I want them all enabled for right now. On the next screen it lets us choose where we want a very special file called the InnoDB Tablespace file to be located. Leave this alone, just click the Next button, we want it to be in its default location inside the main data directory and that will work for us fine for now. On the next screen again the default is this fancy name Decision Support, and they have other fancy names for other things, all we're choosing is how many maximum number of user connections do we want to allow for the server and it says that the first one is choosing 20 and the second one would choose 500. So we're going to choose the first one, we don't need a whole lot of connections but it does in fact lie, if you look in the configuration file that we come up with later and I won't remind you of that later so you can just look, you'll see that it actually has given us up to a hundred connections, I don't know why they haven't changed the Window Wizard but here in the, the text on it but that's what it does. OK here is the first place where we have to make a change, it is true that we want TCP/IP Networking switched on for all of our platforms and we want to use Port Number 3306 with TCP/IP. We do not want to set up a firewall exception for that port because we're just going to stay in our own little nest here but we do want to check the checkbox down at the bottom that says Enable Strict Mode, I think actually that does default here but we want to make sure that that is checked that's a very important thing. Then on to the next screen we're going to use the Standard Character Set just like it says Latin1, because our file that we're using for establishing our test database is or our world database anyway that we're going to be manipulating has all Latin1 characters in it, so let's just make that the standard for right now. Here is where we need to make a change, so we do want to install this as a Windows Service if we're on Windows, this is the only place where we're going to see that Wizard. Yes we want that service name to be MySQL unless we already have a service named that and we want to launch this service automatically when the machine starts up. The other thing we want to do, we want to make sure that we check that checkbox that will not be checked by default that includes the Bin Directory and we'll see what the Bin Directory is later in this chapter. In the Path Environment Variable, what that does is that allows us to just type in the names of the programs that are all stored in that Bin Directory and it will automatically look in that directory as one of a number of directories it looks for the programs that we're trying to run on the Command Line. If we don't do that then we always have to navigate to that or type in the entire path to the program and that gets to be a pain after awhile so be sure you check that box then click the Next button. Give yourself a password for your user account, do not check either of those two boxes and this looks like there are more choices to be made but in fact we're done, all we have to do is click the Execute button down at the bottom and those little circles there, notice that they're not checkboxes but those little circles will in fact populate as each of those steps gets performed. And then we click the Finish button at the end and we're done, that's great. So if you're on Windows you can skip the next couple of chapters, if you're on Mac OS X the next chapter is for you, if you're on Linux then the next chapter after that is for you and we'll see everybody in chapter that comes after all of those things where we talk about what we actually got installed.
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