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Tomcat as a Windows Service

 
Jessica Harper
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I've found a couple of threads on this topic here, but honestly it's all greek to me. I know essentially nothing about setting this stuff up, so I'm hoping someone can help me in baby steps.

Here's my issue. I just started a new job and they installed Tomcat as a part of some Digital Asset Management system called Razuna months before I got hired. Currently this installation of Tomcat is running as a console, which means the user has to remain logged in on the server for it to stay running. They want me to figure out how to make this installation run as a service without reinstalling it, so that no one needs to be logged in all the time. I haven't a clue what I need to do.

This is a virtual machine, running Windows Server, though I'm not sure what edition. Heck, I don't even know what version of Tomcat is running. Can someone start me in the right direction and maybe help get me through this nightmare?

Thank you so much

 
David Heinecke
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Tomcat (at least modern versions) ships with a windows service shell (Procrun). You should look up the documentation for on Procrun/commons daemon for instructions on how to configure and run tomcat as a windows service.

http://commons.apache.org/daemon/procrun.html

For each version of tomcat, there is a Windows Service Installer that can be downloaded from any of the apache mirrors

That should get you started.
 
Jessica Harper
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Thank you. I will see if I can get it figured out.
 
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