How to install MySQL Workbench

Published on 04 January 2013

What is MySQL Workbench

MySQL Workbench provides DBAs and developers an integrated tools environment for:

  • Database Design & Modeling
  • SQL Development (replacing MySQL Query Browser)
  • Database Administration (replacing MySQL Administrator)

If you want to find out more information about MySQL Workbench, you can find it here.

Installation Steps

**NOTE: **The following installation steps and screenshots were taken from a virtual machine   with Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1, running in Hyper-V on a Windows 8 Host Machine.

  1. Install chocolatey nuget
  2. Open PowerShell as an Administrator
  3. Hit the Start button
  4. Type PowerShell
  5. Right click on the "Windows PowerShell" icon
  6. Click "Run as administrator"
  7. Type choco install vcredist2010 and press the enter key
  8. The installation of the Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable will begin
  9. The installation will complete
  10. Type choco install mysql.workbench
  11. The installation of MySQL Workbench will begin
  12. The installation will complete

You can see screenshots of each of these steps in the galley at the bottom of this blog post.

Post Installation Checks

There should be a new application installed on your computer, trying opening it to make sure that everything worked correctly.

  1. Hit the Start button
  2. Type "workbench"
  3. Click on the "MySQL Workbench" icon
  4. MySQL Workbench should open

Installation Screenshots

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