Summary: Apache Tomcat Windows Service fails to start after
Product: Tomcat 5
OS/Version: Windows Server 2003
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Please be aware that I am a Windows guy and am aware that this problem was
probably generated out of my ignorance so please excuse me.
My company is having a new web site developed and I was asked to utilize Tomcat
as an option by our new web developer. We previously ran only IIS so this is
new territory for me. I am running a w2k3 web edition server with IIS 6.0.
Installed the jdk and jre then installed tomcat. The developer gave me a war
file, I installed it and all was good. I originally thought that I would have
to maintain separate file locations for each program to serve there respective
components. I then realized after talking to the JSP ISAPI program support team
that it would allow me to point a virtual directory in IIS to the directory
that tomcat creates. I realized at that point that I had installed tomcat with
the default locations on the system partition and that conflicted with the
partition on the server that I had created to house the web data. With me so
far? I hope so.
I decided to uninstall tomcat and re-install it on the partition for the web
data, and since I did that I cannot get the Apache Server Service to start on
the server. I have tried to uninstall the program, the JDK and JRE and start
over which did not fix the problem. I then did all of that again and went into
the registry to strip all of the references that I could find for tomcat and
then reinstalled it and still cannot get the service to start. Is there
anything in the install that could be pointing in the wrong direction or does
the install have to be done to the primary partition.
I need to get this remedied ASAP since our new site is going live Thursday of
next week and they are asking to have it in place for testing by Tuesday. My
only other solution would be to reinstall the OS and start from scratch
assuming that it is a registry issue.