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Deployment problem with Axis AdminClient

Martin Wunderlich

Joined: May 06, 2006
Posts: 9
Dear all,

I am facing a very odd problem here. I am trying to deploy my web service
using AdminClient. I create my wsdl and wsdd files without any
problems. I also don't get any errors when I deploy the service using:

org.apache.axis.client.AdminClient -l http://localhost/<myURL>

It displays "done processing" as expected. However, the service then simply isn't there. It doesn't show up in
the list of services (only AdminService and Version do).
This is even
more awkward, since it was working fine this morning. I had the service running, went for lunch, and it
somehow undeployed itself in the meantime. So, I tried to redeploy,
but without any success so far. Any idea what the problem might be?


Martin Wunderlich

Joined: May 06, 2006
Posts: 9
Just a little progress update:

Testing a bit more I was able to successfully deploy a different web service to a
different location on the same Tomcat installation. Then I copied all
the resources to a new project (in Eclipse), which I deployed to a new
web-app and things seem to work there. So, at least I
have the problem limited down now to the original service that I
wanted to deploy. Still, it's puzzling...


Martin Wunderlich

Joined: May 06, 2006
Posts: 9
And at last I seem to found the reason for the disappearing web
service, albeit not the root cause. This post here gave me the idea
of checking the file WEB-INF/server-config.wsdd. And indeed, there was
no description of the deployed service at all! So, I copied over a
backup copy of this file, restartet the server and everything's working fine again.
I have
no idea, why the service description disappeared in the first place.
Might be related to the auto-deployment of the web-app using


Balaji Loganathan
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Joined: Jul 13, 2001
Posts: 3150
Thanks for your update.

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