🎉 We are thrilled to introduce FastStore v2. If you are looking for documentation of the previous version of FastStore, please refer to FastStore v1.

Error installing the Headless CMS plugin of VTEX IO CLI

If you are a Windows user, you may find the following error after requesting to install the Headless CMS plugin of VTEX IO CLI:

vtex plugins install cms
warning "@vtex/cli-plugin-cms > @vtex/api > apollo-server-core > apollo-graphql@0.9.5" has incorrect peer dependency "graphql@^14.2.1 || ^15.0.0".
Installing plugin @vtex/cli-plugin-cms... failed
    Error: EPERM: operation not permitted, symlink
    'C:\Users\LukeSkywalker\AppData\Roaming\npm\node_modules\vtex' ->
    Code: EPERM

To solve this issue, enable the Developer Mode (opens in a new tab) in your machine. Since FastStore projects rely on creating symbolic links (symlinks), this mode grants the necessary permissions and privileges, reducing the chance of errors during development.


Running the FastStore project as an Administrator is not recommended.

  1. To enable Developer Mode, refer to Microsoft's official guide on Enabling your device for development (opens in a new tab).

  2. After enabling the mode, launch the Windows Terminal and then, run vtex cms.

This will allow the system to create the symlinks necessary for running commands from the Headless CMS plugin.