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Jul. 11th, 2018

How to Install Jenkins on Windows

Jenkins is one of the most popular tools for continuous integration and continuous delivery on any platform. A java application, Jenkins has many plugins for automating almost everything at the infrastructure level. The use of Jenkins has widely increased rapidly due to a rich set of functionalities, which it provides in the form of plugins. In this blog we will show a step by step guide of how to install Jenkins on a Windows platform.

 

Let’s get started.

 

First, you need to install JDK. Jenkins currently only supports JDK8. If you need help with installing Java please look at the steps here. Once Java is running, you can install Jenkins.

 

1. Click here to download the latest Jenkins package for Windows (currently it is version 2.130).

 

2. Unzip the file to a folder and click on the Jenkins exe file.

 

installing jenkins

 

3. Click “Next” to start the installation.

 

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4. Click the “Change…” button if you want to install Jenkins in another folder. In this example I will keep the default option and click on the “Next” button.

 

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5. Click the “Install” button to start the installation process.

 

jenkins installation on windows

 

6. The installation is processing.

 

how to install jenkins on windows

 

7. When done, click the “Finish” button to complete the installation process.

 

windows jenkins installation tutorial

 

8. You will automatically be redirected to a local Jenkins page, or you can paste the URL http://localhost:8080 in a browser.

 

guide to jenkins installation on windows

 

9. To unlock Jenkins, copy the password from the file at C:\Program Files (x86)\Jenkins\secrets\initialAdminPassword and paste it in the Administrator password field. Then, click the “Continue” button.

 

step by step jenkins installation on windows

 

10. You can install either the suggested plugins or selected plugins you choose. To keep it simple, we will install the suggested plugins.

 

how do i install jenkins?

 

11. Wait until the plugins are completely installed.

 

help me install jenkins on windows

 

12. The next thing we should do is create an admin user for Jenkins. Put in your details and click “Save and Continue”.

 

updating jenkins admin

 

13. Click “Save and Finish” to complete the Jenkins installation.

 

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14. Now, click “Start using Jenkins” to start Jenkins.

 

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15. Finally, here is the default Jenkins page.

 

welcome to jenkins

 

You can now start creating your continuous integration pipeline! To learn how to use Jenkins, check out these resources:

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