I've just downloaded Tomcat zip file and want to run it. Would someone please give me step by step instruction or a link.
I've tried but failed so I wish to make sure that I'm on the right track before I use it in my dev environment and IDE.
O.S : Windows 7 64 bit
Java: using 32 bit + IDE 32 bit
You didn't say what you tried, but the "bin" directory contains several scripts you can use to start Tomcat. Opening a command window and executing the start script should do the trick. That's preferable to just double-clicking that script, because then you won't see any error messages if something goes wrong (the window would too quickly).
Joined: Jan 05, 2012
When I try to use Startup and Shutdown, it seems that Tomcat encounters a problem and can't start! the CMS windows disappears which means that Tomcat isn't up, even I tried in browser and it wasn't running.
So I want to know what could be wrong? is there any environment variable or something that I need to set?
Actually, since the Tomcat server runs as a daemon, the fact that a window may briefly open and close can be a normal thing. I believe that the Windows "Start" command can avoid this issue, but I'm way out of practice on that, since I don't trust Windows to run critical servers and therefore am not running Tomcat that way.
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