I used to run Tomcat 4.1 on Win98 without any problems. I've since upgraded to Windows XP, now after starting tomcat, the DOS server window pops up, then flickers out, and then server no longer runs. I can't get anything up and running now, has anyone experienced similar issues? Do I need to make any changes to server.xml in the conf folder? Thanks Andrew
It is probably hitting some sort of exception - due to the way startup.bat is set up you don't get a chance to see what happened before the window vanishes. Here is what I do. In catalina.bat - REM out the first statement so it will echo everything to the screen In startup.bat - the next to final line that now says call "%EXECUTABLE%" start .... replace start with run - now when you execute startup.bat in a command window, you will see everything and the window will stay open. Bill
I had the same problem. I uninstalled Tomcat and when I re-installed, I made sure to NOT check the box that has to do with services on NT and XP. After that, everything ran fine.
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Thanks to everyone who responded. I'm a little embarassed to tell you why it wasn't working, but my simple error could shed some light on others problems. I renamed a folder in my apps folder. I then coorespondingly changed the Root Context (path name) for that folder in server.xml. I decided I didn't like the name of the folder, so I changed it back, but forgot to also change the the path name. Well I guess tomcat looks up all your path names to see if their legit and then starts the server. Once I corrected the path name, the server started without any problems. Thanks again for everyone's help. Andrew