Create a FiveM Server on Windows

Create a FiveM Server on Windows

After all these years the standard Grand Theft Auto V features are getting boring. You have an awesome idea for a new gamemode but lack the technical skills to make it happen. Maybe you feel like adding super detailed modded cars or you want to roleplay as a cop with your friends. This guide will help you start your own FiveM server (FXServer). You can simply install it on your own computer or you can rent a VPS/Dedicated server for 24/7 uptime and great performance.

This tutorial in this series will teach you to create a FiveM server on Windows 10. Although, I should be similar to Windows Server and older versions. Linux is a bit different though so there will be a separate tutorial for that down the road. Before you start, make sure that your OS is a 64-bit version!

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Required programs

Make sure you have Visual C++ redistributable, 2017 installed. 

You can download it here:

Create a folder

Create a folder for FiveM. Put it where you want it and the name doesn’t matter. Avoid spaces in the name to make it easier for you.


Download the latest FiveM version here:

You will also need to download the latest cfx-server-data here:

Extract the downloads

Double click on the FiveM zip & cfx-server-data files you downloaded then drag all the content from them to your FiveM server folder.

Create a server.cfg

Right click in the cfx-server-data folder that you just extracted and select New -> Text Document

Copy everything from the server.cfg example. Found here

Paste it into the text document you just created

Save the document:

File -> Save As…

Saves as Type: All Files

File name: server.cfg

Get a license key

Create a license key

Insert it in your server.cfg file where it says “sv_licenseKey your key here”

Then save the file again, but this time you can simply press save.

Create a starter.bat

Right click in the FiveM server folder and select New -> Text Document

Paste the following into the file:

cd /d YourServerFolderPath\cfx-server-data-master 
YourServerFolderPath\run.cmd +exec server.cfg


cd /d D:\FiveMServer\cfx-server-data-master 
D:\FiveMServer\run.cmd +exec server.cfg


Save the document:

File -> Save As…

Saves as Type: All Files

File name: start.bat

You are done!

Now just double-click the start.bat to start the server.

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  1. Gustav

    Thank you for the tutorial, helped me a lot 🙂

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