How to Install Jenkins on Windows?

How to Install Jenkins on Windows?

Jenkins is an open-source automation tool that helps to automate parts of the software development process.

It is typically used for continuous integration and continuous delivery of software projects.

One of the methods to set up Jenkins on a Windows system is by using jenkins.war file. In this method, you don’t have to worry about permissions for the Jenkins installer.


Step 1: Download Jenkins .war

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In the LTS section, click on the Generic Java package (.war).

Step 2: Move the file to C: and Run with Java Command

After downloading, move the jenkins.war file to C: in a new folder.

Open cmd in the folder, and paste the command:

java -jar jenkins.war --httpPort:9090

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Step 3: Find and Copy Jenkins's password

Visit C:\Users\[YOUR SYSTEM NAME]\.jenkins\secrets

Find and open a file named “initialAdminPassword”.

Copy the password inside the file.

Step 4: Visit localhost:9090

Copy and paste the following into the browser search bar


Paste the password from “initialAdminPassword” into the Administrator password input box.

Step 5: Install suggested plugins

Click on Install suggested plugins to install the recommended set of plugins, which are based on the common use cases.

Step 6: Create an Admin User

Enter the required information for a user with administrative rights.

You have the option to continue using Jenkins as a root user too by clicking “Skip and continue as admin

Copy the Jenkins URL to use it in the future to access the Jenkins Dashboard.

Finally, you have your Jenkins Dashboard. Happy Building :)