Installation Instructions: Windows

To install Angelfish on Windows, you need:

  • the installer file
  • a valid Angelfish Server ID
  • a supported 64-bit OS
  • a local administrator account
  • an open TCP port
  • an installation directory



1) Local Administrator Account
Angelfish installs as a service, so we recommend installing Angelfish while logged in as a local administrator.

2) Choose a TCP port
By default, Angelfish uses port 9000 for the web UI.  You can change the port in the agf.conf file after installation.

Side note: you can create a HTTP Redirect in IIS to send users to the correct port.

3) Identify the Installation Directory
The Angelfish directory will be created by the installer if it doesn't exist.

The default path in the installer is C:\Angelfish - you can change this as needed.

We don't recommend installing Angelfish on network storage, as it negatively affects performance.

4) Download the Installer File
For Trial installations, please fill out the Trial Request form and download the installer.

For new installations, please open a support ticket and we'll send you the link.


1) Unzip the Installer File
The filename ends in .zip

2) Run the Installer executable
The filename ends in .exe


3) Follow the Prompts

If the installer detects a current installation of Angelfish, you'll be asked if you want to Upgrade Angelfish.

  • EULA
  • Installation Directory (default: C:\Angelfish)

Once installation is complete, click Finish.

4) Open the Angelfish UI
Open a browser and type the hostname / IP address and TCP port of the Angelfish instance.

If you can't access the login screen from a network client, make sure the Angelfish TCP port is open for inbound traffic on the Angelfish server.

5) Enter Server ID
Paste your Server ID into the Server ID field and click the Activate button.

If your Angelfish instance is on a secure network (i.e. not able to reach our licensing server), you'll be prompted to open a support ticket to request a Manual License.

Once the Server ID and license is applied, you can login to Angelfish.

The default username / password is: 
admin / Angelfish123

Congratulations! Angelfish is now successfully installed.

Creation date: 4/18/2022 3:30 PM      Updated: 6/8/2022 3:41 PM