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
If you are installing AEM Forms 6.5, Please make sure you have installed the following 32 bit Microsoft Visual C++ redistributables.
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:
Make sure you have the appropriate JDK installed
AEM 6.5 you need JDK 8 or JDK 11
Official JDK Requirements are listed here
Make sure the JAVA_HOME is set to point to the JDK you have installed.
Create a folder called AEMForms on your C drive
Locate the AEMQuickStart.Jar and move it into AEMForms folder
Copy the license.properties file into this AEMForms folder
Create a batch file called “StartAemForms.bat” with the following content:
java -d64 -Xmx2048M -jar AEM_6.5_Quickstart.jar -gui
Open a new command prompt, and navigate to c:\aemforms.
Execute the StartAemForms.bat file from the command prompt.
You should get a small dialog box indicating the progress of the startup.
Once the startup is complete, open the sling.properties file. This is located in c:\AEMForms\crx-quickstart\conf folder.
Copy the following 2 lines towards the bottom of the file
These two properties are required for document services to work
Save the sling.properties file
Install the forms add on package using package manager.
After you have installed add on package the following steps need to be followed
* **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.**
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Congratulations!!! You have now installed and configured AEM Forms on your system.
Depending on your needs you can configure Reader Extensions or PDFG on your server