Installing EPrints 3 on Win32

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Download an appropriate EPrints Release

Warning This feature requires EPrints version 3.2.1 or later

This page contains notes concerning installing version 3.2 on Win32-based platforms. There is still work to go on supporting EPrints on Win32.


  • Microsoft Windows XP or later
  • Apache 2.0 or later
  • MySQL 5 or later
  • ModPerl 2.0 or later

Download EPrints Windows Installation Package (MSI)

Download the latest Win32 build from the link at the top of this page - do not install this until ALL supporting software is in place and in the places outlined!

Supporting Software


Download and install Apache 2.2 + OpenSSL (if needed) from

  • Change the installation directory to C:\Apache
  • After install manually add C:\Apache\bin to the windows path enviroment variable.


Download and install MySQL from

During the MySQL configuration Wizard:

  • Change default character set to Best support For Multilingualism


Download and install ActiveState Perl 5.10 from

You should use the 32 bit version, as there are only 32 bit builds of Apache available.

Perl Modules

Add the uwinnipeg repository to PPM:

  • Start the "Perl Package Manager" (ActiveState Perl start menu)
  • Edit → Preferences
  • Under the Repositories tab add the University of Winnipeg repository from the suggested list.
  • Click Ok then close PPM

Run a command-prompt. On Vista+ you must run the command-prompt as administrator (right-click command prompt icon and select 'Run as administrator).

Install required modules:

  • > ppm install DBD-mysql
  • > ppm install XML-LibXML
  • > ppm install Win32-Daemon
  • > ppm install Win32-DriveInfo

Install mod_perl:

  • > ppm install mod_perl
  • When asked, set the Apache modules directory to C:/Apache/modules

Install XML::LibXSLT:

  • > ppm install XML-LibXSLT
  • When asked, allow fetching of the required libraries.


Edit the Apache configuration file C:\Apache\conf\httpd.conf and add below the last LoadModule line:

LoadFile C:/perl/bin/perl510.dll
LoadModule perl_module modules/

And at the end of the file:

Include C:/eprints/cfg/apache.conf

Getting Started

To create the indexer service entries (EPrints 3.3+), as administrator run:

> perl C:\eprints\bin\indexer install

Then use the Windows Services manager to start/stop the indexer.

Before starting Apache configure a new repository, see Getting Started with EPrints 3.