Jenkins Windows Setup

I’m in the process of setting up a Jenkins Build Server for my teams Window projects.  It will be hosted internally on a Windows Server 2012 Virtual Machine and provide continuous integration, deployment, and testing for our team.

Now that the server is ready, the first step is to download Jenkins for Windows.  This is conveniently available on the Jenkins home page.

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The download contains a setup.exe and jenkins.msi files which provide a very painless installation process.  Simply run the setup.exe and the setup wizard will begin.

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Select Next to begin the setup.Jenkins_Install2_Destination_Folder

Select your installation directory, and then the Next button.

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Now select the Install button and the installation will begin.  After a minute, the Jenkins setup will be completed.

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Now that the installation is finished, select the Finish button and Jenkins will be ready to begin.Jenkins_Install6_Initial_Page

Adding Plugins

Jenkins has an extensive set of plugins to provide tools for all types of integration and configuration.  For this installation we will need support for the Git Plugin and the pre-scm-buildstep plugins.

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