I can see the dashboard in my browser at http://localhost:8087/dashboard, but all my projects are "grayed out" (instead of green) The CC docs say that grey projects on the dasboard: indicates an inactive or discontinued project*.
* Inactive projects are ones that are defined in CruiseControl's configuration file but have never been built (in other words, CruiseControl can't find any logs corresponding to this project). A discontinued build is one that has log files from previous builds, but is not defined in CruiseControl's configuration file
I also tried running running the cruisecontrol.bat from the command line and specifying the options: webport and -dashboardurl to which I get the same result(that same exception and greyed out projects on my dashboard)
I'm running Dell Lattitude WinXP 32 bit w/Intel Celluron Duo and Java 1.6u14