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Alfresco 3 Cookbook by Snig Bhaumik

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Installing Alfresco on Windows

There are two methods to install Alfresco on a Windows platform.

  • Using the Alfresco packaged installer
  • Deploying the Tomcat or JBoss bundle

The first approach will install Alfresco in Windows along with JDK (optionally), create the Alfresco database automatically, and can configure and start Alfresco as a Windows Service. It will inject the relevant shortcuts in your Start Menu just like any other application installed in your machine. You can start/stop the server using the Start Menu option or a Windows Service. This is a fully-automated and smooth approach to install Alfresco.

The second approach is more manual. You will have the downloaded Tomcat or JBoss bundle of Alfresco. Manually configure a few things, and you ...

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