Step by Step installation guide to RavenDB

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In this step by step article, we will learn how to install RavenDB on a Windows machine.


RavenDB is a Document Store Database for .NET that stores semi-structured or unstructured records/documents in JSON format.

The following is a simple document that we can store in a Document Store Database

{ "Question Name"  : "How to install RavenDB"
  "Author"         : "Niladri Biswas" 
  "Description"	  : " In this article provide a step by step guidance of installation of RavenDB on a windows machine." 

In this step by step article, we will learn how to install RavenDB on a Windows machine.

Environment Setup

Installing the RavenDB

In order to download RavenDB, please visit RavenDB. Click on the button.

In the download page, provide the details and click on the INSTALLER

The next step is to install the installer (RavenDB-Build-30000.Setup.exe).The below is the step by step procedure to setup the RavenDB in the system.

Click on the Next button and in the ELUA screen that appears next, accept the Licencing term and click on the Next button.

In the "Target Environment", select the Development and click on the Next button.

In the "Installation Type", select the Windows Service and click on the Next button.

Leave the "Services Settings" as it is

The next one is the "Destination Folder" where we can customize of our own.

Click Next button.

Click Install button and the installation will start

Finally, the final wizard screen will appear stating "Completed the RavenDB Setup Wizard" message

In order to check if RavenDB is up and running, let us open the browser and type http://localhost:8080 and we will receive




Hope this will be helpful for the absolute beginners and will serve as a reference guide as how to install RavenDB on a Windows OS. Thanks for reading.

Read Installaton guide of MongoDB on Windows 64 bit machine after this article.
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Full Name: Niladri Biswas (RNA Team)
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