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Suresh Kanagalingam
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Joined: Aug 17, 2001
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Hello,

I need to setup a virtual directory using Tomcat 5. I tried adding context in server.xml in <Tomcat Home>\conf directory, but that does not seem to work. Here is what I have in server.xml file (Running WIN 2003):

<Context path="/download" docBase="E:/reports/download" />

From the page I am refering as http://localhost/download

Can anyone tell me why this is not working.

Yes I restarted Apache services.

Thanks
Suresh
Suresh Kanagalingam
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Joined: Aug 17, 2001
Posts: 82
Just to clarify more.. This directory will be used to put some files for the users to download from.

Thanks
Suresh
Paul Clapham
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Apache is running as a Windows service? Then most likely that isn't working because the machine it's running on doesn't have an E: drive. And services don't normally have access to drives that might be mapped when a user logs on to the machine.
Suresh Kanagalingam
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Joined: Aug 17, 2001
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Hi Paul,

Yes it is running as a service and the machine where Tomcat is running has an 'E' drive (phisical drive and not a mapped drive).

Thanks
Suresh
Ben Souther
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Joined: Dec 11, 2004
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Have you checked the log files?
Tomcat will usually whine pretty loudly if it can't start a context specified in server.xml.


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Suresh Kanagalingam
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Yes I checked the log files and there is no reference to any missing or not found context path nor any relevenet information.

Thanks
Suresh
 
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