Elasticsearch on Windows
BlueSpice is currently compatible with Elasticsearch 6.x as of version 6.3.1.
The latest version can be found at this list. This results in the following direct download link: https://artifacts.elastic.co/downloads/elasticsearch/elasticsearch-<version number>.zip. For example, https://artifacts.elastic.co/downloads/elasticsearch/elasticsearch-6.3.1.zip.
Follow the download instructions of your browser.
Unpack the contents of the ZIP archive (2) just downloaded into the folder "C:\bluespice\bin\elasticsearch-6.3.1" (1):
Installing the plugin ingest-attachment
Change to the directory "C:\bluespice\bin\elasticsearch-6.3.1\bin" (1) and right-click on a free area of the Explorer window with the Shift key pressed. Then click "Open Command Prompt Here" (2):
Execute the command "elasticsearch-plugin.bat install ingest-attachment" (1) and after downloading the plugin, confirm the installation request with "y" (2):
Installing the Elasticsearch service
Next, run the elasticsearch-service.bat install command and wait for the process to complete:
Configuring and starting the Elasticsearch service
Press the key combination Windows+R.
In the following dialog box, enter "services.msc" (1) und confirm with "OK" (2):
Search for the service "Elasticsearch 6.3.1" and open it with a double-click:
Select the startup type "Automatic" (1) and start the service (2). After the service is started, close the window with "OK" (3):
If you have completed all steps successfully, you can delete the previously downloaded file "elasticsearch-6.3.1.zip" from your hard disk and continue to the next step "Git".