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Running MongoDB on Windows
See the Install on Windows tutorial for more information on how to install and run the database for the first time.
The MongoDB Server
Get pre-built binaries on the MongoDB Downloads page. Binaries are available for both 32 bit and 64 bit Windows. MongoDB uses memory-mapped files for data storage, so for servers managing more than 2GB of data you will definitely need the 64 bit version (and a 64 bit version of Windows).
The Windows 2008 MongoDB build uses newer features of Windows to enhance performance. Use this build if you are running with 64-bit Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 7, or greater.
You can write apps in almost any programming language, see the Drivers page. In particular C#, .NET, PHP, C and C++ work just fine.
Versions of Windows
We have successfully run MongoDB (mongod, etc.) on:
- Windows Server 2008 R2 64 bit
- Windows 7 (32 bit and 64 bit)
- Windows Vista
- Windows XP
As of MongoDB 2.1.2, Windows XP is no longer supported as a server environment.
For information on running Windows on Azure, see Windows Azure.