Comments - Installation issues on Windows

9 years, 5 months ago Elena Stepanova


If you are running Windows 7 or alike, please make sure you execute the command from a command prompt started as Administrator. Even if you think you are a privileged user, Windows tends to disagree. I'm getting the same error if I start command prompt in a usual way, but if I do it via 'Run as Administrator' option, it looks much better.

9 years, 5 months ago Cristofer Wolz-Romberger

Thanks. Worked like a charm.

Should that be added to this page, for everyone (like me) who misses that little detail?

9 years, 5 months ago Elena Stepanova

It was actually mentioned at mysql_install_db.exe page: "to create a Windows service, mysql_install_db.exe should be run by a user with full administrator privileges (which means elevated command prompt on systems with UAC)."

But I agree that this win-speak might be unclear. I added a note about 'Run as administrator' to mysql_install_db.exe and to this article.

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