Apache Maven is not require to install on Windows as a service component, you just need to download the Maven’s zip file, extract it and configure the Windows environment path variable.
Tools Used :
- JDK 1.6
- Maven 2.2.1
- Windows 7
P.S This works with Maven 3 also.
1. JDK and JAVA_HOME
Make sure JDK is installed, and “JAVA_HOME” variable is added in Windows environment variable, and point to the JDK folder.
2. Download Apache Maven
Visit this Maven official website, choose a version and click on the download link, e.g
3. Extract It
Extract the downloaded zip file. In this case, we extracted to d driver and renamed the folder, e.g
That’s all, just folders and files, installation is NOT required on Windows.
4. Add MAVEN_HOME
Add a new
MAVEN_HOME variable to the Windows environment, and point it to your Maven folder.
5. Add PATH
PATH variable, append “Maven bin folder” path, so that you can run the Maven’s command everywhere.
Done, to verify it, in command prompt, type “
C:\Documents and Settings\mkyong>mvn -version Apache Maven 2.2.1 (r801777; 2009-08-07 03:16:01+0800) Java version: 1.6.0_13 Java home: C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.6.0_13\jre Default locale: en_US, platform encoding: Cp1252 OS name: "windows xp" version: "5.1" arch: "x86" Family: "windows"
If you see similar message, means your Apache Maven is installed successfully on Windows.