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which Tomcat to download?

William Stafford
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Joined: Dec 13, 2004
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I can't figure out which Tomcat 5.5 to download.

Based on I would need the "Windows installer".

However, on the download page there is no windows installer listed. There is a "deployer" listed but the zip file does not include a .exe .

I want to install the latest Tomcat 5.5 as a stand-alone (not a service) on Windows XP. This Tomcat will be started and stopped from the command line.

Which entry from the download page do I want?

Joe Ess

Joined: Oct 29, 2001
Posts: 9168

The tomcat deployer is a web application that helps deploy other apps.
What you want is the zip file under "Core". Unzip that and start tomcat with by running <tomcat dir>/bin/startup.bat

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William Stafford
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Thanks Joe!
I agree. Here's the link:
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