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How to hide the Tomcat console

Balaji Londhe
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Joined: May 02, 2006
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I'm developing a web application using Tomcat. I want Tomact to run as background service(hide the Console). Is there Any option?

Thanks in advance.

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David O'Meara

Joined: Mar 06, 2001
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You can install tomcat as a service or use catalina.bat start
Balaji Londhe
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Joined: May 02, 2006
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I tried 'Catalina.bat start' command from the windows command prompt, but it opens the new console window instead of hiding it...

How can I install the Tomcat as service, please?
Ben Souther

Joined: Dec 11, 2004
Posts: 13410

The easiest thing to do, is to download the ".exe" version of Tomcat.

Installing this way is the same as any other windows program.
You double click on the exe and a wizard takes you through the process.
One of the options will be to install as a Windows service.
This will also give you start menu items, including a Tomcat configuration tool that can be used to change things like the JVM and heap size.

When installed this way, Tomcat will redirect all the logging that was going to your console to the log files under Tomcat/logs.

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