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Downloading and Installing Anypoint Studio (Windows)


  • Ensure that you have the Java SE JDK 8 installed and configured.

  • Download the Anypoint Studio installation file from the Download Site.

After downloading and installing the JDK, ensure that your JDK installation is properly configured within the JAVA_HOME environment variable:

  1. In Search, search for System (Control Panel) and select it.

  2. Click Advanced System Settings.

  3. Click Environment Variables.

  4. In System Variables, look for the PATH environment variable:

    • If PATH is visible, select it and click Edit to navigate to Edit System Variable.

    • If PATH is not visible, click New to navigate to New System Variable.

  5. Ensure that the /bin directory of your JDK 1.8.0 installation is the first item in your PATH environment variable.

  6. Click OK.


  1. Extract the Windows installation file into the C:\ root folder.

    • If you are using a Windows antivirus application, ensure that the plugins/ and features/ directories are under the trusted category.

  2. Open the extracted Anypoint Studio.

  3. Click OK to accept the default workspace.


If Anypoint Studio fails to load with a An Error Has Occurred message, you must configure it to point to your JDK installation as the default VM:

  1. Locate your AnypointStudio.ini file inside your Anypoint Studio installation directory.

  2. Add the -vm option to point to your specific JDK installation path.

    C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.8.0_73\bin\javaw.exe
    • The -vm option and the installation path must be on separate lines.

    • The value must be the full absolute or relative path to the Java executable, not just to the Java home directory.

    • The -vm option must occur after the other Studio-specific options (such as -product, --launcher.*, etc), but before the -vmargs option.

      If you encounter Java was started but returned exit code=1 while starting Anypoint Studio, modify the -vm argument to point to the jvm.dll:

      C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.8.0_73\jre\bin\server\jvm.dll