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MySQL Silent Install
Posted by: Robert McKenzie
Date: March 12, 2007 02:20PM

So there doesn't seem to be much information out there about a silent (unattended) install of MySQL 5.0

I just finished a project that included a MySQL option in the installer and I wanted to let you all in on the secret. I used NSIS, so these were mostly ExecWait commands but here's the command prompt versions:

;run the installer
msiexec /i "MySQL_Setup.msi" /quiet INSTALLDIR="D:\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL Server 5.0"

;here you can dump a my.ini file in the same directory like I did

;install the service with your settings
D:\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL Server 5.0\bin\mysqld-nt" --install MySQL --defaults-file="D:\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL Server 5.0\my.ini"

;change the password (if you want to). Make this the only line of C:\mysql-init.txt:
SET PASSWORD FOR 'root'@'localhost' = PASSWORD('mypassword');

;set the password to change at the next start
D:\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL Server 5.0\bin\mysqld-nt" --init-file="C:\mysql-init.txt"

;start the service
net start MySQL

Hope that helps!!!!


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