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==========================
Install MongoDB on Windows
==========================
.. default-domain:: mongodb
Overview
--------
Use this tutorial to install MongoDB on Windows systems.
.. admonition:: Platform Support
Starting in version 2.2, MongoDB does not support Windows XP. Please
use a more recent version of Windows to use more recent releases of
MongoDB.
.. important:: If you are running any edition of Windows Server 2008
R2 or Windows 7, please install `a hotfix to resolve an issue with
memory mapped files on Windows <http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2731284>`_.
Requirements
------------
On Windows MongoDB requires Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista, or
later. The ``.msi`` installer includes all other software dependencies
and will automatically upgrade any older version of MongoDB installed
using an ``.msi`` file.
Get MongoDB
-----------
.. include:: /includes/steps/get-mongodb-for-windows.rst
Install MongoDB
---------------
Interactive Installation
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
.. include:: /includes/steps/install-mongodb-on-windows.rst
Unattended Installation
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
You may install MongoDB unattended on Windows from the command line
using ``msiexec.exe``.
.. include:: /includes/steps/install-mongodb-on-windows-unattended.rst
Run MongoDB
-----------
.. warning::
Do not make :program:`mongod.exe` visible on public networks without
running in "Secure Mode" with the :setting:`auth` setting. MongoDB is
designed to be run in trusted environments, and the database does not
enable "Secure Mode" by default.
.. include:: /includes/steps/run-mongodb-on-windows.rst
.. _manually-create-windows-service:
Configure a Windows Service for MongoDB
---------------------------------------
.. include:: /includes/steps/configure-windows-service-for-mongodb.rst
Manually Create a Windows Service for MongoDB
---------------------------------------------
You can set up the MongoDB server as a :guilabel:`Windows Service` that
starts automatically at boot time.
The following procedure assumes you have installed MongoDB using the
``.msi`` installer with the path ``C:\mongodb\``.
If you have installed in an alternative directory, you will need to
adjust the paths as appropriate.
.. include:: /includes/steps/create-manually-windows-service-for-mongodb.rst
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