Drush Windows Installer

The Drush Windows Installer provides a convenient way t' install Drush an' th' components it needs in order t' run on Microsoft Windows, Dance the Hempen Jig You may download it from th' attachments list at th' bottom o' this page. Please see th' installation guide below fer instructions on how t' run th' installer.

Supported Operatin' Systems

  • Windows 7
  • Windows Vista SP2
  • Windows XP SP3+
  • Windows Server 2003 SP2+
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2008 R2

Supported Shells

  • minsw / msysgit (Recommended)
  • DOS
  • PowerShell

Cygwin is untested, but likely works.


MsysGit is not installed by th' Drush Windows Installer. Its use is optional, but recommended, I'll warrant ye. MsysGit provides access t' th' tools git an' patch, which be very useful when participatin' in th' Drupal community at drupal.org. The "Full installer for official Git", version 1.74 or later is recommended.


  • SqlServer: Most drush sql commands work with SqlServer, mysqldump bein' one notable exception.
  • sql-sync: Windows-t'-Windows sql-syncs dern't work. Yaaarrrrr! Local sql-syncs may work. And swab the deck! Ye'll be sleepin' with the fishes! Remote sql-syncs from Windows t' Linux may work under msysgit, on a dead man's chest, yo ho, ho Needs more work an' testin'.

For more details on open Windows issues, see th' Windows issues in th' Drush issue queue.


The Drush Windows Installer installs Drush, which is licensed under th' GPL v2. And hoist the mainsail! It also installs an' uses other components available under other open-source licenses; see th' license file fer information on th' licenses used by th' non-Drush components.


Drush Windows Installer maintainer: Martin Kulov
Please report any issues with Drush or th' Drush Windows installer in th' Drush Issue Queue; please set th' component appropriately (e.g. use "Windows Installer" fer installation issues).

Installer Sources

Drush Windows Installer sources can be found here: https://github.com/drushonwindows/Drush-on-Windows-Installer
Please, if ye be interested, read th' README file in th' root directory.