The steps to install JIRA standalone on windows is listed below.
- Download the windows standalone version from http://downloads.atlassian.com/software/jira/downloads/atlassian-jira-standard-3.7.4-standalone.zip
- Unzip the folder to anywhere you wish to have your Jira installation.
- You can start the JIRA by bin/startup.bat.
- It will start the JIRA server and you can access it through your web browser using http://localhost:8080. (By default, JIRA Standalone runs on port 8080)
- You should now see the Setup Wizard, which will take you through the brief setup procedure. You can find a guide from http://confluence.atlassian.com/display/JIRA/Running+the+Setup+Wizard
- In order to complete the setup you need to have a License key for JiIRA. You can use a evaluation key which is generated by creating an account at Atlassian. http://www.atlassian.com/software/Signup!default.jspa?os_destination=%2Fmy%2Fjira%2FLicenses.jspa
- After the setup is completed successfully you can login to JIRA and use it through http://localhost:8080.
- If you are already using the port 8080 for any other service you have to change that port. (In my case my Liferay is also running on this port).
- You can find a good tutorial on how to change port here. http://confluence.atlassian.com/display/JIRA/Changing+JIRA+Standalone%27s+port
- This can be fixed by changing JIRA to use another port (eg. 8090). This is done by editing conf\server.xml.
- Here, change "8005" to "8006", and change "8080" to "8090" (or some other free port)
- If you change the port to 8090, you can access the Jira by http://localhost:8090.