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How to delete tomcat totally

Sharanya Sharma
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Joined: Jul 26, 2004
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I am having version problems of tomcat as I have installed two versions at the same time. I am unable to run any of them. Please let me know how to uninstall them so that they will release the ports they r using (8080 or 80, in my case both are not working and not even 8443 which is given in server.xml).

Please help me as I am not able to run tomcat at all.

zb cong
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uninstall tomcat is easy,you can only delete the directory from you computer.
William Brogden
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Joined: Mar 22, 2000
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You may be running into problems with environment variables and/or registry entries that can't be removed by deleting the directory. At a command prompt use the SET command to see what your default environment variables say - particularly for CATALINA_HOME.
Registry variables would be related to Apache Software Foundation - I find some under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> SOFTWARE
but there may be more. I don't recommend changing registry entries unless you know what you are doing.
That said - if something is using ports 8080 and/or 80 it is because your system is running some program that uses them, perhaps your system is starting Tomcat as a service?
Which Windows version is this?
[ September 01, 2004: Message edited by: William Brogden ]
Sharanya Sharma
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Joined: Jul 26, 2004
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Thanks for the help.
I am using windows 2000

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