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Unabe to start tomcat

 
Pawan Arora
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Hi,

could anyone please tell me why I'm not able to start off tomcat version 5.5 on my computer? when I try to run it at command prompt:

C:\Program Files\jakarta-tomcat-5.0.16\Tomcat_Home\bin>startup

I'm getting an error as

'startup' is not recongnized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.

what is I'm missing here?

thanks in advance.
 
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The folder [tomcat_dir]\bin contains an exe file named tomcat5w.exe

You can use it to start/stop the server.

In addition to that, you can use Start-->All Programs-->Apache Tomcat-->Monitor Tomcat
You will see this application in the system tray. Right click on it and select "Start/Stop Server".

Devaka
 
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I still not understand why I not able to run tomcat in command prompt. what's syntactically wrong in above?
 
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Is the extension "bat" set up to indicate an executable file on your machine? I believe that it is by default, but make sure it didn't get changed.
 
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