# Tomcat not recognizing the DLL files

Arnav Velimala
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I've an application which am trying to deploy in Window's Tomcat 5.5 - as an Axis Webservice.
The application uses few DLL files, which I've placed the in the dir - \$TOMCAT_HOME\common\endorsed\ and specified the same in the java.library.path.

But the DLL files are not recognized by the Tomcat. Following Exception is thrown:

I also tried by putting the DLLs in a jar files..but no use.

Following is the batch file I created to start a Tomcat.

I've created a separate batch file because, tomcat 5.5 does not have any batch files where I can set the above env variables or lib path.

Where should be the DLL placed in Tomcat ??

Travis Hein
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does it work if you don't set the java.library.path variable, and place the DLL in a windows path, such as C:\windows\system32 ?

I'm not sure if the Java -D value can use backslashes, or contain spaces without being quoted.

for example, does this work ?

(note the quotes and forward slashes)

and if that doesn't work, what about escaping the backslashes in the quotes: