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Installing drupal vm on windows

An OSTraining member asked how to use the Drupal VM environment on Windows. Drupal VM is a virtual machine that contains many convenient utilities for local Drupal development

In this tutorial, we will install Drupal VM in a few simple steps.


First, you will need to download the following:

Step #1. Install

Install Vagrant and Virtualbox. You must make sure these are up to date in order for the vm to run correctly.

Extract the Drupal-VM from github into the location you wish to install the local Drupal VM.

Open Now command prompt with administrative powers:

  • In windows search type com and right click on the command prompt and select run as administrator 
  • 4# cd into the folder with the administrative command prompt

    with my setup that would be :

    cd d:\drupalvmtest\drupal

    Step #2. Initiate Vagrant

    vagrant up

    This can take around minutes depending on how good your machine is. However, everything is 100% automated, so you can leave it working and check back later.

    Once completed you will have status report with 4 options. If failed=0, everything has completed successfully and you can continue.

    Step #3. Making the VM accessible via the browser

    Open up notepad with administrative powers (see step 3).

    Navigate to C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc.

    Change the open type to All Files (*.*).

    Select hosts, go to the end of the file and add drupalvm.dev . Save the file and close it.

    Step #4. Check the vm is working

    Enter drupalvm.dev in your browser should bring up the drupal 8 main page.

    Step #5. Login

    By default the login and password are admin and admin

    About the author

    Daniel is a web designer from UK, who's a friendly and helpful part of the training community.