Installing Enketo on Windows?

Hi all, How can I install Enketo for my windows Agg. server? the guide at https://blog.enketo.org/install-enketo-production-ubuntu/ is only for Ubuntu.

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Minilik

Hi Minilik,

The way to do this is to use the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) on Windows 10 (the W10 Creators Update ideally as WSL is rapidly being improved). You should then be able to use mostly the same commands as mentioned in the blog post you linked, but you'll likely encounter a few issues. I'm guessing getting two redis instances running might be the hardest thing (but just a guess).

Just out of curiosity, what is the reason you'd like to run this on Windows? Is this meant as a production server or for development?

I'd be interested in running this in on Windows 10 myself in the future (for development) so do let me know where you get stuck and I'll try to help.

Cheers,
Martijn

P.S. At there is also the Enketo User forum: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/enketo-users, where you may be more likely to find others that have experience with this.

Hi people,
I am encountering the same issue while getting a survey ready which is supposed to be used in the field very soon.

Necessity! I am using the department's tablets and they are all based on Windows. I realized only recently that the platform basically runs on Android only, hence the desperate search for an alternative way to deploy my XLSForm.
Is it really so few people who are doing this on Windows? I kept looking for discussions in the user forum but windows systems dont seem to play a major role...

Many thanks for a brief feedback..
Cheers

Hi @l.klinck,

I think there is some confusion here. @minilik was referring to installing an Enketo server on Windows (which is unusual and a bit painful, Linux is the most common for web servers).

Enketo is a web application, so it can be used on all platforms as long as it has a modern browser. So users with Windows tablets will be able to use Enketo on e.g. Edge or Chrome or Firefox. No need to install anything on those tablets (or laptops, phones, fridges etc).

I hope that clarifies things and that I didn't misunderstand.

Cheers,

@martijnr, thanks for the prompt reply and clarification - indeed I wasn't fully familiar with the issue yet. The Enketo web application does work on my browser now via the KoBo toolbox.