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JENKINS install Jenkins on Windows

By December 9, 2020 DevOps No Comments

Hi Team,
Today let’s talk about Jenkins software

What is Jenkins?

Jenkins is an open source automation server that enables developers around the world to reliably build, test, and deploy their software.It is the leading open-source continuous integration server. Built with Java it can manage a huge amount of plugin which extend its capacity.
We will see how to install it on a Windows machine step by step.

Prerequisites

All information can be checked regarding your configuration and OS following the excellent site of Jenkins for example installation for Windows:

https://www.jenkins.io/doc/book/installing/windows/

Install via MSI installer

Go to the download link and launch MSI the installation
https://ftp.halifax.rwth-aachen.de/jenkins/windows/2.266/jenkins.msi
Launch Jenkins MSI


Click on next on the setup wizard

Select default folder to install Jenkins

Choose to install in local or logon a service account

You have to test your credential to continue if you choose local or domain user

Then, select the port for Jenkins and test it to validate. Click on next step to continue

Select the Java path that will be used (if you don’t have Java installed you will not be able to continue)

You can then select other feature installation :

Once you have configured Jenkins as needed click on install to start installation

Click on finish when it is done then a web page will pop-up

Wizard installation

The web page will ask you to Wait for Jenkins preparation

Unlock Jenkins

Get the password on installation log from following the path indicated below (note : you may need some privileges to access it)

In ‪C:\Program Files\Jenkins\jenkins.err.log

In JENKINS_HOME\secrets>initialAdminPassword

Choose plugin to install

You can now select if you want to install suggested bundle of plugins or if you want to download plugin you want

Let Jenkins load the plugins

Admin user creation

Create the first admin user by filling out the form on this screen, then click “Save and Finish” (note :you can directly continue as admin) You can create additional users after Jenkins is installed and running.

Select the Jenkins URL for login

After saving, you will have a screen displaying that Jenkins is ready, the dashboard can now be opened.
As we passed the first admin creating, we must connect with the login Admin and the password used for Jenkins installation
You can now access to the Jenkins dashboard, now we can start to play!! (note: you can create other admin users as I did on the screen)

Conclusion

Now you get all the steps to install Jenkins on a Windows machine, if you need a tutorial to install it on Linux feel free to ask me , next time we will check the differences between Jenkins and Jenkins X so stay tuned and don’t hesitate to follow the dbi bloggers 😉

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Nabil Saoual
Nabil Saoual

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