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Elasticsearch on Windows machine

Discussion in 'Enhanced Search Support' started by MstrfBlng, Dec 30, 2015.

  1. MstrfBlng

    MstrfBlng Active Member

    We are running our Xenforo forum on a Windows machine with IIS8 and PHP7. All is working well.

    We would like to buy the Enhanced Search Support, but we need Elasticsearch for it. I'm able to install it and run it as a windows service, but is that enough.

    For the installation I see curl commands which are not part of Windows. I can install an emulator box, but is it needed? How does Xenforo communicate with the elasticsearch service?

    I also saw somewhere that Java is needed to make elasticsearch work?
  2. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    You can run Elasticsearch on Windows without issue. You will need to have Java installed and setup properly for it to work. There's some discussion for that here: https://www.elastic.co/guide/en/elasticsearch/reference/current/_installation.html They list Windows equivalents in a few cases.

    Setting it up as a service is discussed here: https://www.elastic.co/guide/en/elasticsearch/reference/current/setup-service-win.html There's also reference to an MSI version, though I haven't used that.

    Elasticsearch is accessed via an HTTP interface (on an obscure port).
  3. MstrfBlng

    MstrfBlng Active Member

    So its quite simpel:

    Install Java
    Install Elasticsearch
    Buy the Enhanced Search function

    I noticed the MSI also, but it has rather old builds of elasticsearch.

    Thanks for your quick reply Mike!
  4. MstrfBlng

    MstrfBlng Active Member

    Installed and working like a charm, very easy and fast installation.

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