Installing Plex Media Server on Windows 🌱

Install Plex Media Server

  1. Log into the Windows device
  2. Run the following commands in a PowerShell window
    # change directory to user downloads
    cd $ENV:UserProfile\Downloads
    # download latest plex media server installer
    $ProgressPreference = 'SilentlyContinue'; $t = Invoke-WebRequest ''; $null = ($t -Match '"distro":"windows","url":"(https:\/\/downloads\.plex\.tv\/plex-media-server-new\/[^/]*\/windows\/[^/]*\.exe)",'); Invoke-WebRequest $Matches[1] -OutFile .\plexmediaserver.exe; $ProgressPreference = 'Continue'
    # run the installer
  3. Click Install on the Plex Media Server Setup dialog
  4. After the installation completes click Launch

Configuring Plex Account

  1. Open a web browser and navigate to http://DNSorIP:32400/web
  2. Log in with one of the available options or click sign up with email
  3. Give the Plex server a name > Click Next
  4. Click the Add Library button > Select the media type
  5. Select Add folders from the left navigation > Click Browse for media folder > Select the folder to add to the media > Click Add Library
  6. Click Next
  7. Click Done to complete the server setup
  8. Welcome to Plex Media Server