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TWiki on Windows

TIP TIP: You get the best performance on Windows if you DownloadTWikiVM, a pre-configured TWikiOnLinux running in VMware on Windows.

For information on how to natively install TWiki on Windows, see TWikiOn, which links to several different techniques (notably TWiki04x02WindowsInstallationGuide). TWiki is used a lot on Windows for development and personal Wikis, as well as on Windows servers. It can integrate with Windows authentication with a little work - Google:TWiki+NTLM.

Some features such as I18N don't work so well on Windows as with TWikiOnLinux - however, if you need TWiki with I18N on Windows, you can DownloadTWikiVM.

The content previously on this page was very out of date and has been moved to TWikiOnWindowsArchive.


The Windows installer works very well: I was up and running in minutes. And because it uses ActiveStatePerl, it was much faster than TWiki 4.1 (with Cygwin) that I installed by hand. Kudos!

Anyone interested in extensions (plug-ins or contribs) that use CPAN modules not provided by the installer may be interested in my notes: TWiki:TWiki.HowToInstallCpanModules#ActiveState_Perl

One caution about the installer, it puts everything on the "C:\" drive, which doesn't always work in enterprise environments (sysadmins often like to keep that drive isolated to the OS only): it took me a while to get everything working with a different drive. I can upload my notes on that if anyone is interested.

P.S. the PDF manual provided in the installer won't open??

-- SeanCMorgan - 29 Mar 2008

I would be interested in developing the installer to provide the additional functionality of prompting the user for an installation directory with a default value of something like c:\Program Files\twiki\ rather than c:\ unless there is some technical limitation of which I am thus far unaware which prevents it.

-- TravisBarker - 29 Mar 2008

Sean, I'm interested your notes about moving everything from the "C:\" drive to another drive. Thanks!

-- ErikLee - 14 Apr 2008

Erik: I have posted my notes at my user page. Feel free to use the Comment block there for any questions you may have.

Travis, see Sven's comments at TWiki:Codev/TWikiInstaller. He's working to release the source for the build tool but it isn't there yet. You may also want to scan my notes on how i manually moved it to another drive and directory, to see what would need to be changed.

-- SeanCMorgan - 16 Apr 2008

Thanks, yea, the manual move wouldn't be that difficult to do (for someone with our level of experience, I am more concerned about the convenience of the end user who might not have x years previous TWiki experience.

-- TravisBarker - 18 Apr 2008

I removed the download links to the Windows installer since it is outdated and no longer maintained. The installer is proprietary and has never been open sourced. We are looking for a contributor who can maintain open source installers.

-- PeterThoeny - 2009-04-18

where can i download a windows version of twiki

-- Laura Isaacson - 2013-11-22

Instead of going through the trouble of installing TWiki natively on Windows I recommend using the TWiki-VM on VMware on Windows. This performs better, and is also dead simple to install. See DownloadTWikiVM.

-- Peter Thoeny - 2013-11-23

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