Maven is a build and dependency management tool for java based application development. Just like other java based development tools, it is not installed as windows service, rather it is configured using windows environment variables.
Windows environment variables can be accessed from below location:
Control Panel > All Control Panel Items > System > Advanced system settings > Environment Variables
In this post, I will summarize the steps needed to install maven on windows 7 operating system.
Step 1) Install Java if not already done
To install java, download JDK installer and add/update the
Step 2) Download Maven and extract
Maven can be downloaded from this location. I have extracted it in location –
D:/Latest Setup/apache-maven-3.0.4. You can choose your own location.
Now, set the
MAVEN_HOME variable just as you did for
Step 3) Update PATH variable
To run maven from command prompt, this is necessary. Update the
PATH variable with Maven’s installation
Step 4) Test maven installation
Maven installation is complete. Now lets test it from windows command prompt.
- Go to start menu and type
cmdin application location search box.
ENTER. A new command prompt will be opened.
mvn -versionin command prompt and hit
$ mvn -version
This should show the version information of maven installed. If there is any error shown, cross-check all above steps.
Happy Learning !!