MySQL Configuration Wizzard on Windows Vista

The MySQL Server Instance Configuration Wizzard MySQLInstanceConfig.exe (current version that comes with the MySQL Server Community Edition (current version 5.0.51a) has a typo in the embedded manifest file that prevents it from running on Windows Vista machines.

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The error can be corrected manually by opening the executable in a resource editor (for example XN Resource Editor) and making the following changes:

  1. Open the resource entry for XP Theme Manifest/1/English (United States)
  2. Change the following line from:
    <requestedExecutionLevel level="asAdministrator" uiAccess="false"></requestedExecutionLevel>


    <requestedExecutionLevel level="requireAdministrator" uiAccess="false"></requestedExecutionLevel>

You should now be able to run the tool without problems.

Related Resources

A bug report for this issue was filed in the MySQL bug tracker.