Most likely because Tomcat has been moving away from the idea that it should have any webapps pre-installed in the server. Starting somewhere around Tomcat 5, the Tomcat admin and management webapps became separate downloads.
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Tomcat 7 still ships with the ROOT web app - the URL "/" should work out of the box. Are there any error messages in one of the log files?
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No errors were in the log file.
Perhaps i have not given enough info previousely.
I installed it on a separate PC and the full installation works 100%. But on my pc, the Tomcat service starts up ok, no errors in the log and not errors during statup.
Also When I check the 3 ports Tomcat uses using netstat I can not see any other ports trying to listen to those 3 ports. The interresting thing is, when i STOP the Tomcat service, then try netstat, there are nothing listening to ports 8080 and the other 2.
When i start Tomcat service, only Tomcat is listening to the three ports.
Yet, when I try the localhost:8080, i get page not found.
When i STOP Tomcat and try localhost:8080, I get a connection error and NOT the no page.
It seems that Tomcat is returning the NO page to display.