Join Jon Peck for an in-depth discussion in this video Installing Drush for Windows, part of Drupal: Simplify Sites with Drush.
An official installer for Drush is available for Microsoft Windows, providing a…convenient method for installing Drush and its needed components.…The homepage is at: drush.org/drush_ windows_installer, and it provides current…project status, links to the files, and installation instructions.…The Windows installer usually lags a bit behind the officials Drush release,…illustrated by the rest of the course using Drush 5.8 and the Windows…installer still on 5.7.…
The Drush installer supports Windows 7, Windows Vista Service Pack 2 or higher,…Windows XP Service Pack 3 or higher, Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 or…higher, Windows Server 2008, and Windows Server 2008 R2.…There are also a couple of supported shells, minsw and msysgit which are…recommended, the command prompt, and PowerShell.…Msysgit is not distributed with the full Drush installer as it's a separate project.…
However, it does provide Git in patch support.…The full installer for official Git is recommended but Shell installation is not…
The course describes how to manage users, download and install modules and themes, archive and restore your entire site, and employ site variables for fast, full control over your Drupal sites. Plus, discover how to script an entire Drupal site installation with and without site profiles.
- What is Drush?
- Installing the prerequisite files
- Installing Drush with PEAR, manually, and just for Windows
- Installing Drupal sites
- Managing themes
- Controlling user access
- Controlling cache and cron
- Reading logs
- Updating modules