# ActiveMQ Installation on Windows

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Published 2021-12-03

On this tutorial you can learn how to install ActiveMQ Server on Windows. ActiveMQ's installation on Windows is very simple.

Apache ActiveMQ™ is the most popular and powerful open source messaging and Integration Patterns server. Apache ActiveMQ is an open source message broker written in Java together with a full Java Message Service (JMS) client. It provides "Enterprise Features" which in this case means fostering the communication from more than one client or server.

Active MQ has great scheduler support, that means you can schedule your message to be delivered at a particular time. Apache ActiveMQ is a message broker written in Java with JMS, REST and WebSocket interfaces, however it supports protocols like AMQP, MQTT, OpenWire and STOMP that can be used by applications in different languages.

Installing ActiveMQ on Windows is very simple: go to http://activemq.apache.org/download.html and click on the latest stable release.

From the latest stable release download page, click on "apache-activemq-5.15.3-bin.zip" (or another file version).

Unzip the file where you want and find the ActiveMQ installation home:

Take a look at the bin directory:

Now your ActiveMQ installation is completed, and you now can Start the ActiveMQ Server.