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.
In this maven tutorial, I am installing maven on a Windows 7 32bit machine.
Windows environment variables location:
Control Panel > All Control Panel Items > System > Advanced system settings > Environment Variables
Follow the steps needed to install maven on windows operating system.
Step 1) Install JDK and Add ‘JAVA_HOME’ Environment Variable
To install java, download JDK installer and add/update the
JAVA_HOME variable to JDK install folder.
Step 2) Download Maven and add ‘MAVEN_HOME’ and ‘M2_HOME’ Environment Variables
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.
MAVEN_HOME variable to maven installation folder.
Step 3) Include ‘maven/bin’ directory in ‘PATH’ variable
To run maven from command prompt, this is necessary. Update the
PATH variable with
Step 4) Verify maven in console
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.
In this tutorial, we learned how to install maven on windows.
Happy Learning !!