Learn how to install Ignition on Windows.

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[00:07] Installing Ignition on a Windows Operating System is very simple. You simply need to download the installer file from the Downloads page of our website, and then run that file. I already have the installer file downloaded right here so I'm simply going to double click on it to open it up. And then the installation process is going to begin.

[00:32] We're greeted with this window which is the Ignition Setup Wizard. Clicking the Next button allows us to walk through the installation wizard. This next page is going to allow us to specify an installation directory. I'm going to leave it at the default C drive location and click the Next button. We can then specify the platform edition of Ignition that we want to install. Either the full fledged Ignition or Ignition Edge. I'm going to leave it at installing Ignition and click the Next button. We can then choose if we want to do a typical installation or a custom installation. A custom installation is going to allow us to choose which modules we want to install. I'll just stick with the typical installation for now and click on the next button.

[01:17] Now that we've made all of our selections we're ready to begin the installation so I'm going to click the Next button and Ignition's going to go ahead and install. You'll notice the installation process is very quick, taking less than three minutes. Additionally, you may have noticed that we didn't have to install Java first before we ran the installer. As of Ignition 8, we now don't have to install Java because it comes prepackaged with Ignition. Here we can see that the installer has finished running and we're ready to start the ignition service so I'm going to click on the Finish button and my computer's going to go ahead and start up the Ignition gateway service.

[02:03] Now when you install Ignition 8 for the first time your web browser's going to open up to a page like this. This welcome page takes us through a process known as commissioning. Commissioning allows us to set up our gateway for the first time, such as accepting the license agreement and setting up our first user account. We can start the commissioning process by clicking the get started button down at the bottom right. First we have the end user license agreement. You can go ahead and read through that and when you've done that you can click the radial button next to I have read and agree with the terms and conditions. Once you've done that click on the blue Next button in the bottom right hand corner.

[02:42] This next page allows us to create our first user account. I'm going to go ahead and create a user, and I'm going to give them a user name of Ignition. Next we need to provide a password. We recommend entering in a stronger password as a weaker password is really easily guessable. The password strength meter lets me know that I've typed in a strong password so I'm going to go ahead and click on the blue Next button down at the bottom right. This last page allows us to configure which ports Ignition is going to run under. The default HTTP port is 8088 and the default HTTPS port is 8043. But we can change them here if we wanted to. I'm going to leave those at the default and click on the blue Next button in the bottom right hand corner.

[03:31] Now that we've finished setting up things for the first time, we're ready to click the Start Gateway button at the bottom right hand corner. So I'm going to go ahead and click on that and the Ignition Gateway service is going to finish starting up. The settings that we configured in the commissioning process such as the user profile and the ports are configurable later on as well. In a later video we'll take a look at how we can change those if we want to.

[04:00] When the Ignition service finishes starting up we're greeted with this page here where we can navigate to some common actions that a user may want to do the first time they install Ignition such as setting up a device or connecting to a database. However if you just want to get to the Gateway homepage you can click on the Gateway Homepage button down at the bottom right hand corner and it's going to take us to the Ignition Gateway homepage where we can download the Designer Launcher to launch a Designer and start designing our first project.

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