Simplified Steps for Installing AEM Forms on Windows

Although we recommend following the official documentation for installing AEM Forms. The following steps can be followed to install and configure AEM Forms on Windows environment:

Make sure you have the appropriate JDK installed

AEM 6.2 you need: Oracle SE 8 JDK 1.8.x (64bit)

AEM 6.3 and AEM 6.4 you need: Oracle SE 8 JDK 1.8.x (64bit)

AEM 6.5 you need JDK 8 or JDK 11

Official JDK Requirements are listed here

Make sure the JAVA_HOME is set to point to the JDK you have installed.

To create the JAVA_HOME variable in windows follow the steps below:

Right-click My Computer and select Properties

On the Advanced tab, select Environment Variables and create a new system variable called JAVA_HOME.

Set the variable value to point to JDK installed on your system. For example c:\program files\java\jdk1.8.0_25

Create a folder called AEMForms on your C drive

Locate the AEMQuickStart.Jar and move it into AEMForms folder

Copy the file into this AEMForms folder

Create a batch file called “StartAemForms.bat” with the following content:

java -d64 -Xmx2048M -jar AEM_6.3_Quickstart.jar -gui.Here AEM_6.3_Quickstart.jar is the name of my AEM quickstart jar.

You can rename your jar to any name, but please make sure that the name is reflected in the batch file. Save the batch file in the AEMForms Folder.

Open a new command prompt, and navigate to c:\aemforms.

Execute the StartAemForms.bat file from the command prompt.

You should get a small dialog box indicating the progress of the startup.

Once the startup is complete, open the sling.propertiesfile. This is located in c:\AEMForms\crx-quickstart\conf folder.

Copy the following 2 lines towards the bottom of the file**

These two properties are required for document services to work

Save the file

Login to package share

You will need AdobeId to login to package share

Search for AEM Forms Add on package appropriate for your version of AEM Forms and Operating System

Or you can download the appropriate forms addon package

After you have installed the add on the package the following steps need to be followed

Make sure all the bundles are in active state. (Except for AEMFD Signatures bundle).

It would typically take 5 or more minutes for all the bundles to get to an active state.

Once all the bundles are active(Except the AEMFD Signatures bundle), restart your system to complete the AEM Forms installation

Whitelist sun.util.calendar package.

Open feilix web console in your browser window

Search and open Deserialization Firewall Configuration In the whitelist field add sun.util.calendar package and save.


Congratulations!!! You have now installed and configured AEM Forms on your system.