A couple weeks ago OpenDaylight released Hydrogen, which is the first production release of code. This is a pretty significant milestone as it wasn't that long ago that ODL started.
Now I have detailed getting the controller up and running on windows in a previous post, that was actual building from source.
After a bit of try and fail of running the controller on x86 32-bit windows, I remembered that the Java seemed to run better on x64 version of Windows.
My test system:
Dell 2850 - 4 gig of ram running Windows Server 2008 R2
Install Java SE 1.7.0_51
Set JAVA_HOME Environment Variable on system.
** Important note ** Use the 8.3 path name This comes into play when starting the controller from the batch file.
Download pre-built zip file from http://www.opendaylight.org/software/downloads
Unzip into a directory
Open a Command Prompt as Administrator
Change to opendaylight directory in the folder extracted from the zip file.
Then point a web browser to http://localhost:8080
Login as on previous builds: