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Installing and Configuring Tomcat

shah zahid hussain

Joined: Jul 18, 2001
Posts: 2
Hello All Java Ranch User,
If some one Installing and Configuring Tomcat on win 98 plz
mail me his steps coz i am Installing and Configuring Tomcat many times but when i am restarting my windows my windows give me a error and not start very well plz some one help my
my email add is
Shah Zahid
timothy zimmerman
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Joined: Jun 26, 2001
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I have installed tomcat on Windows 98 and have it running. Not sure I could tell you each step exactly but if you could describe the problems you are having I may be able to provide some help.
ken chou
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Joined: Feb 08, 2001
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Go to this link:
Ganesh Anekar
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Joined: May 13, 2001
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Search previous replies...i have given full details to set this..
Thankx and regards
kichu kichu
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Joined: May 10, 2001
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This is a reply that i had sent to another javaranch user who was facing problems with tomcat installation.
Please check out whether these are the steps you followed while installation.(The steps are below)
At the browser,if u type==>http://localhost:8080
u will get homepage if your installation has been proper.
This is the url of the site from which u can download tomcat.Download for win machines.
The steps are
1)After you download tomcat from the net,U will get a zip file.
2)Extract that zip file to your drive eg D drive.U just need to right click the zip file and select the drive to extract it to.
3)Automatically a folder called jakarta-tomcat will be created in that specific drive.
4)Rename the folder to tomcat.
5)There will be a folder called webapps inside tomcat containing 4 war files.
6)Go to environment variables in NT and 2000.set path as==>
TOMCAT_HOME with value Drivename:\tomcat
7)similarily set JAVA_HOME with value Drivename:\jdkx.x
here x.x being the version.
IF it is a 95 system set the above paths in autoexec.bat.
Now go to bin and run startup.
U will hopefully see a window popping up from which a new one will pop up.
Now u are up and running

send a reply if you face any difficulty
karl koch
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Joined: May 25, 2001
Posts: 388

- copy tomcat to a directory (i call it <tomcat> for this post).
- set JAVA_HOME to point to your JDK installation (eg. c:\apps\jdk1.3).
- set TOMCAT_HOME to point to <tomcat> (go to autoexec.bat and write "SET TOMCAT_HOME=<tomcat>" no spaces left and right from equal-sign)
- make sure your <tomcat> directory does not contain whitespaces (eg. c:\program files did not work for me)(same as TOMCAT_HOME)
- set the port in the server.xml file in <tomcat>/conf to a FREE port
- go to console (command prompt) and change to the bin directory (<tomcat>/bin
- type startup
here a new window should pop up and dadaaada: tomcat is running.
if not: try to assign more memory to command prompt (right click on title bar, i think, go to the memory tab and increase the assigned memory . most of the lists show "auto" change to 4096)
- type shutdown to stop tomcat.
what effect did installation of tomcat have on your system ?
since installatio of tomcat is just copying files and setting path, im not sure this can have an effect.

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