How to install Jenkins on Windows 10

Pre-requisites

  • JDK or JRE version 8+ [For me its version 15.x]
  • Apache Tomcat version 9+

Warning: I tried to install the latest Jenkins version 2.263.1. However noticed that on completing the msi installer, the browser does not redirect to the Unlock Jenkins screen. It simply redirects to http://localhost:8080 with nothing to show. Check more details here.

Steps

Download an older version of Jenkins. I randomly chose version 2.190.3. Unzip it to a folder

Once you click Finish, you will be directed to the following screen

You need to enter the InitialAdminPassword from the indicated location and click Continue

Select Install suggested plugins and then allow the plugins to get installed

All but the following plugins failed to install

Finally you get to see the Jenkins home screen

You can chose to upgrade to the latest version of Jenkins from Jenkins Dashboard.

Conclusion

In this article, we learned a step-by-step approach on how to install Jenkins on a Windows 10 machine.

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