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This page guides you on installing and starting EMQX on Windows with a zip file.


It is recommended only to use EMQX for development and testing on Windows. And it is recommended to run EMQX with Docker.

  1. Download to a directory, e.g. Downloads/emqx-5.3.2
  2. Enter the download directory, and unzip the .zip package.
  3. To start EMQX, in a cmd.exe console, run:
./bin/emqx.cmd start