Install node.js and npm on Windows without admin permissions

See the following links:

  • http://abdelraoof.com/blog/2014/11/11/install-nodejs-without-admin-rights/
  • http://theshravan.net/blog/how-to-use-node-and-npm-without-installation-or-admin-rights/

Based on that perform the following steps, if you cannot use the Windows installer provided by nodejs.org

  1. Download node.js from https://nodejs.org/en/download
  2. Put it in a separate folder and add the folder to your „path“ environment variable. Shortcut: CMD+R and enter: rundll32 sysdm.cpl,EditEnvironmentVariablesOpen a new command window (CMD+R) and type node -v. This should show the current version.
  3. Download npm from github.  https://github.com/npm/npm
  4. Extract the zip folder and put it into your node.js folder
  5. For convenience put the npm.cmd aside to the node.exe
  6. Add the npm-folder to the path env variable (see step 3)
  7. Edit the npm.cmd file and change the following line SET "NPM_CLI_JS=%~dp0\npm\bin\npm-cli.js" to match the path to bin\npm-cli.js. Mind: %~dp0 expands to the path where npm.cmd resides
  8. Type npm -v to verify the installation
  9. In case your behind a proxy set the npm proxy by npm config set proxy http://user:pwd@proxy-server:port

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