Create a folder somewhere in your system, ex.:
Administrator command prompt (How to). The simplest is to
Command Prompt in Windows search field, right click and select
Run as administrator. You will be asked to confirm that you want to execute
the elevated command prompt.
Register the runner (Look into runners documentation to learn how to obtain a token):
cd C:\Multi-Runner gitlab-ci-multi-runner register Please enter the gitlab-ci coordinator URL (e.g. https://gitlab.com ) https://gitlab.com Please enter the gitlab-ci token for this runner xxx Please enter the gitlab-ci description for this runner my-runner INFO fcf5c619 Registering runner... succeeded Please enter the executor: shell, docker, docker-ssh, ssh? docker Please enter the Docker image (eg. ruby:2.1): ruby:2.1 INFO Runner registered successfully. Feel free to start it, but if it's running already the config should be automatically reloaded!
Install runner as a service and start it. You have to enter a valid password for the current user account, because it's required to start the service by Windows:
gitlab-ci-multi-runner install --user ENTER-YOUR-USERNAME --password ENTER-YOUR-PASSWORD gitlab-ci-multi-runner start
Important: If you encounter an error like 'The account name is invalid' try to add
.\before the username.
gitlab-ci-multi-runner install --user ".\ENTER-YOUR-USERNAME" --password "ENTER-YOUR-PASSWORD"
Important: If you encounter a
The service did not start due to a logon failureerror while starting the service, please look into FAQ to check how to resolve the problem.
Notice: If you don't have a Windows Password, Runner's service won't start. To fix this please read How to Configure the Service to Start Up with the Built-in System Account on Microsoft's support website.
Voila! Runner is installed and will be run after system reboot.
Logs are stored in Windows Event Log.
Stop service (you need elevated command prompt as before):
cd C:\Multi-Runner gitlab-ci-multi-runner stop
Make sure that you read the FAQ section which describes some of the most common problems with GitLab Runner.