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Guided Installation

Installing Seq on a Windows machine, locally or in the cloud

Install Seq using the Windows Installer from the Seq Download Page.

Configure Hostname, Ports and SSL

After the installation process completes, Seq will be running at http://localhost:5341 on the newly-provisioned machine.

  • To set a custom hostname such as, or port such as the standard HTTP port 80, or HTTPS port 443, use the instructions in Storage Paths and URLs
  • To bind an SSL certificate to be used by Seq, use the instructions in SSL.

Configure Windows Firewall

Before Seq will be available to the outside world, it first needs to be exposed by the virtual machine.

To configure the Windows Firewall using the GUI, first open it from the Start screen:

Then select Inbound Rules on the left, New Rule... on the right, and allow traffic to the appropriate port used by Seq (in this case the default, 5341).


If you are using SSL, choose port 443 here.

Using the command line instead

At an administrative command prompt:

netsh advfirewall firewall add rule name="Open Seq Port 5341" dir=in action=allow protocol=TCP localport=5341


That's all! You can now browse to Seq from a web browser and should see the events screen: