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Interactive installation

Installation on Windows using the wizard.

To install Couchbase Server on Windows using interactive install wizard follow the steps below:

  1. In Windows Explorer, locate the downloaded Couchbase Server.exe file, which typically is located in the default Downloads folder. Double click on the executable file.

    The installer for Windows detects if you need to install any redistributable packages included with Couchbase Server. If these packages are not already on your system, they are automatically installed along with Couchbase Server.

  2. You will be prompted with the Installation Location screen. You can change the location where the Couchbase Server application is located, which configures the server location and not the location where the persistent data is stored.

    The installer copies necessary files to the system. During the installation process, the installer also verifies that the default administration port is not already in use by another application. If the default port is unavailable, the installer prompts for a different port to be used for administration of Couchbase Server. The installer asks you to set up sufficient ports available for the node.

    By default, Microsoft Server will not have an adequate number of ephemeral ports, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 196271:

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  3. Click Yes to continue.

    Without a sufficient number of ephemeral ports, a Couchbase Server cluster fails during rebalance and backup. Other operations, such as client requests, will time-out. If you already changed this setting, you can click No. The installer displays this panel to confirm the update.

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  4. After installation, follow the server setup instructions.

If the Windows installer hangs on the Computing Space Requirements screen, there is an issue with your setup or installation environment, such as other running applications.

You can implement this workaround to complete the installation:

  1. Stop any other browsers and applications that were running when you started installing Couchbase Server.

  2. Kill the installation process and uninstall the failed setup.

  3. Delete or rename the temp location under C:\Users\[logonuser]\AppData\Temp.

  4. Reboot and try again.