I installed Kibana on windows by extracting it to plugins folder under elasticsearch (6.2.2). Later I installed x-pack for kibana using the command line :
C:\Program Files\Elastic\Elasticsearch\6.2.2\plugins\kibana-6.2.2-windows-x86_64\bin\install x-pack
The install completed successfully.
However after this install whenever I run elasticsearch I get the error indicating that the file plugin-descriptor.properties was not found. I verified that the file was indeed not present in the kibana root folder. The file is also not included in the zip file downloaded for installation. Any ideas on fixing this error are greatly welcome. Following is the error.
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM warning: Option UseConcMarkSweepGC was deprecated in version 9.0 and will likely be removed in a future release.
[2018-03-02T08:52:56,807][WARN ][o.e.b.ElasticsearchUncaughtExceptionHandler] [MOHD_2015_PC] uncaught exception in thread [main]
org.elasticsearch.bootstrap.StartupException: org.elasticsearch.bootstrap.BootstrapException: java.nio.file.NoSuchFileException: C:\Program Files\Elastic\Elasticsearch\6.2.2\plugins\kibana-6.2.2-windows-x86_64\plugin-descriptor.properties