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Armando Moncada
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I am starting to read Head First Servlets & JSP. It says to download Tomcat and run install.exe but I cannot find this file. I downloaded Tomcat 7.0 to go with my Java 7.0, can anyone help?


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Just download and unzip the zip file, and all the scripts will be in the bin folder.


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Armando Moncada
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I found a file in the bin folder entitled Tomcat7.exe and I double clicked. A screen came up and quickly disappeared. I am running Windows Vista and I shut down Windows UAC (User Account Control) as recommended on the Tomcat website but I guess this didn't do any good? What should I try next?
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Did you think of trying startup.bat?
Armando Moncada
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Yes, I had but with the same result. A small black screen appears and disappears quickly.
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Can't help you much more at this point as I don't use Windows.

Have you verified that JAVA_HOME points to the right place?
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Yes, I had but with the same result. A small black screen appears and disappears quickly.


Open a command prompt window, navigate to the bin directory containing startup.bat and execute it.

If another window opens and immediately closes, edit the startup.bat file as follows - where the last line now says "start", substitute "run".



The reason being that "start" executes catalina.bat in a new command prompt window which will close if there is an error. By using "run" execution will continue in the open window and you can see the error report.

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