Never double click the AEM Quick Start jar, if you intend to use AEM Forms.

Also, make sure there are no spaces in the AEM Forms Installation folder path.

For Example do not install AEM Forms in  c:\jack and jill\AEM Forms folder

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:

1.    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)

       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

2.    Create a folder called AEMForms on your C drive

3.    Locate the AEMQuickStart.Jar and move it into  AEMForms folder

4.    Copy the file into this AEMForms folder

5.    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.jsr is the name of my AEM quickstart jar.

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

                Save the batch file in the AEMForms Folder.

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

7.    Execute the StartAemForms.bat file from the command prompt.

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

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

9.    Copy the following 2 lines towards the bottom of the file

        *                *

                  These two properties are required for document services to work

                  Save the file


10.    Login to package share by point your browser to http://localhost:4502/crx/packageshare/login.html

        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 point your browser to the following URL and download and install the appropriate add on package

        After you have installed the add on package the following is very important

11.    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 active state.

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


12.    Whitelist sun.calendar.util 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

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

        If you need to configure additional capabilites such as Reader Extensions or PDFG, please follow the official documentation


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