Installing on Microsoft Windows

To run CloudBees Jenkins Distribution on Microsoft Windows, use the MSI file from the CloudBees Jenkins Distribution download site.

  1. Download the cloudbees-jenkins-distribution.zip file, and the SHA256 checksum file.

  2. The checksum file can be used to verify that the cloudbees-jenkins-distribution.zip is correct. Compare the contents of cloudbees-jenkins-distribution.zip.sha256 with the output of the following PowerShell command:

    $(CertUtil -hashfile D:\Users\USER\Downloads\cloudbees-jenkins-distribution.zip SHA256)[1] -replace " ",""
  3. Unpack the archive and execute the CloudBees Jenkins Distribution installer, cloudbees-jenkins-distribution.msi.

    Note

    The CloudBees Jenkins Distribution installer for Microsoft Windows requires a 64-bit operating system and a compatible .NET framework (2.0, 3.5.1, 4.0) in order to be installed as a service. Most Microsoft Windows versions install a compatible framework by default.

After the process has completed, CloudBees Jenkins Distribution service should start automatically and be available in a web browser at localhost:8080 by default.

The setup process can be done using the Getting Started wizard.