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This article describes how to install Nexus OCSP Responder on Windows.

There are two ways to install Nexus OCSP Responder on Windows:

  • installation by running the MSI installation file, or
  • silent installation, by passing arguments to the MSI installation file.

Both are described below.

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Install Nexus OCSP Responder

  1. Download located in Nexus support download area
  2. Unpack the Nexus OCSP distribution into any desired directory.
  1. Run the file Nexus_OCSP_Responder.msi.
  2. When prompted, select the following:
    1. an installation folder for the binaries
    2. an installation folder for the configuration files
    3. a path to the license file.
      If you skip this step, the license file has to be manually copied after installation to <configuration_root>\license\.

For help with how to use an msi file, turn to Microsoft or type

  • Nexus_OCSP_Responder.msi /H
  • msiexec.exe /H

To set the desired startup type of the "Nexus OCSP" service:

  1. Open Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services and locate Nexus OCSP. In its properties, set the desired startup type. The default startup is Automatic.

Silent installation of Nexus OCSP Responder

The Nexus OCSP Responder can be silently installed by passing arguments to the MSI installation file. In the following examples, replace <Installation_folder>, <Configuration_folder> and <Path_to_licensefile> with the corresponding paths.

Example with no user interface
» Nexus_OCSP_Responder.msi /QN
INSTALLFOLDER="<Installation_folder>" CONFIGFOLDER="<Configuration_folder>"
Example with no user interface and specific JDK to use
» Nexus_OCSP_Responder.msi /QN
INSTALLFOLDER="<Installation_folder>" CONFIGFOLDER="<Configuration_folder>"
LICENSESRC="<Path_to_licensefile>" JDKDIR="<Path_to_JDK_home>" SPEC_JDKDIR="TRUE"
Example with no user interface, default configuration folder and logging of status messages
» Nexus_OCSP_Responder.msi /QN /LI statuslog.log
INSTALLFOLDER="<Installation_folder>" LICENSESRC="<Path_to_licensefile>"
Example with default configuration folder and no user interface except for a modal dialog box displayed at the end and verbose logging
» Nexus_OCSP_Responder.msi /QN+ /LV verboselog.log
INSTALLFOLDER="<Installation_folder>" LICENSESRC="<Path_to_licensefile>"

Uninstall Nexus OCSP Responder

  1. Stop the Nexus OCSP service.
  2. Run the MSI file used to install Nexus OCSP Responder, or uninstall via the operating system's control panel.