I have downloaded the JDK 5.0 Update 6 without netbeans and installed it to <c:\programfiles\java\jdk1.5.0_06> on(xp home).java -version works in comm.
I have set JAVA_HOME to the java installation dir <C:\programfiles\java\jdk1.5.0_06> and added bin to the path <C:\programfiles\java\jdk1.5.0_06\bin>.
I have also downloaded and installed apache-tomcat-5.5.15 to <c:\tomcat5.5.> Tomcat has found the puplic jre at <C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\client\jvm.dll> & java classpath <C:\Tomcat 5.5\bin\bootstrap.jar>
We have a Tomcat forum that you will probably find more helpful in this situation. I'll move this post for you...
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Tomcat has found the puplic jre at <C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\client\jvm.dll> & java classpath
That is not good - Tomcat should be reporting that it found the JDK path. The JRE path does not contain tools.jar so it can't compile JSP. You should not have to do any copying of JDK files to tomcat directories, it should work "out of the box" if JAVA_HOME is correct. Bill