Install Vector via Window Installer

Vector can be installed from an MSI package through the Windows Installer.


  1. Download the Vector .msi file:

    • Latest (0.8.0)
    • Nightly
    powershell Invoke-WebRequest -OutFile vector-x64.msi
  2. Install the Vector .msi package using msiexec command:

    msiexec /i vector-x64.msi /quiet
  3. Navigate to the Vector directory:

    cd "C:\Program Files\Vector"
  4. Start Vector:

    .\bin\vector --config config\vector.toml

    That's it! Proceed to configure Vector for your use case.

Previous Versions

Historical Vector versions can be found in the releases. Once you've found the version you'd like to install you can re-follow the install steps with the URL to the Vector .msi file.


The Vector configuration file is placed in:


A full spec is located at %ProgramFiles%\Vector\config\vector.spec.toml and examples are located in %ProgramFiles%\Vector\config\examples\*. You can learn more about configuring Vector in the Configuration section.


Vector can be managed as a Windows Service:



msiexec /x {7FAD6F97-D84E-42CC-A600-5F4EC3460FF5} /quiet


Follow the install steps again, downloading the latest version of Vector.