Installing RabbitMQ on Windows using Scoop

October 05, 2015


I just made RabbitMQ available for installation on Windows through the brilliant command-line installer Scoop. This makes it very easy to install, upgrade or uninstall RabbitMQ from your system.

Here’s how you do it.

If you haven’t already, install the command-line installer by running the following in Powershell:

iex (new-object net.webclient).downloadstring('')

Then, add my custom program definitions list (known as ‘buckets’ in Scoop):

scoop add bucket vidars

That’s it for the installer part. Then, install Erlang on your system, if you don’t have it already:

scoop install erlang18 --global

Finally, install RabbitMQ:

scoop install rabbitmq --global

That’s it!
To prove that the installation went well, run RabbitMQ and query for status:

rabbitmq-server -detached
rabbitmqctl status

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Written by Vidar Kongsli who is a software professional living in Oslo, Norway. Works as a consultant, system architect and developer at Bredvid. You should follow him on Twitter