Blog posts made on 05-Apr-11
Manually Creating The MariaDB Windows Service

I've been doing quite a bit of work with MariaDB, a drop-in replacement for MySQL (forked from the MySQL codebase by Monty Widenius, the creator of MySQL). One issue I ran into is that the current Windows installer does not create the Windows service that you generally would want to use. And because I had to (yet again) dig around today for the solution, I am posting it here for the next time I need it.

At a command prompt, go to the bin folder under the MariaDB installation folder, and then run:

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1mysqld --install

You should see a message telling you that the service (named MySQL by default) was created.

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