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From "Aaron Knauf" <>
Subject RE: Apache/Tomcat Setup on Win2000 Professional
Date Tue, 31 Oct 2000 22:32:34 GMT
I run Tomcat 3.1 Final on win2k at work.  I can say with certainty that it 
works.  If I were you, I would not run tomcat in a directory that has 
spaces in its pathname.  While this can work, You always have to be so 
damn careful with your quoting that I find it is not worth the effort.

Another piece of free advice (and we know what they say about free 
advice,) is to run tomcat as a service.  There is an excellent howto for 
achieving this in the docs directory.  If you run tomcat as a service, 
then all your environment setup for tomcat is explicitly set in the file - so you can stuff up your classpath and system 
path as much as you like without breaking tomcat.

Good luck - post back some more info on your configuration if you still 
have trouble.

Aaron Knauf
Systems Integrator
Genie Systems Ltd
Auckland, New Zealand
Ph. +64-9-573 3310 x812

"Matthew A. Overlund" <>
01/11/2000 09:42
Please respond to tomcat-user

        To:     <>
        Subject:        RE: Apache/Tomcat Setup on Win2000 Professional

Hi  Don,
   If your server is responding as expected, with the exception of JSP 
pages not  working the first thing I would check is your JSP compiler.  If 
you are set  up and using the JIKES compiler, make sure it is on the 
path.  If you are  using the default javac compiler add 
c:\jdk1.3\lib\tools.jar to your classpath  before executing.
Matthew A. Overlund
 -----Original Message-----
From:  Don Lee []
Sent: Tuesday, October 31, 2000  11:42 AM
Subject:  Apache/Tomcat Setup on Win2000 Professional

I'm trying to run Apache/Jakarta-Tom cat on  Windows 2000 Professional but 
it's not successful.
If anyone has suggestion/input about what I  did for setup, I'll eternally 
appreciate it.
(Please bear in mind that I'm a beginner in  Java/JSP/Apache world)
Again, my OS is Windows 2000 Professional, not  unix.
(1) JDK1.3
Downloaded JDK1.3 and installed under  c:\jdk1.3.
Set the path value for   C:\jdk1.3\bin;C:\jdk1.3\lib.
(from System property GUI not  from autoexec.bat)
(2) Apache
Downloaded  apache_1_3_12_win32.exe.
Installed under C:\program Files\Apache  Group\Apache
Added "ServerName localhost" on  \conf\httpd.conf
(actual line doesn't have quotes)
(3) Jakarta-Tomcat
Downloaded jakarta-tomcat Win32  version.
Installed under C:\program files\apache  group\jakarta-tomcat
(4) Mod_jserv
Downloaded ApacheModuleJServ.dll
Installed under C:\Program files\apache  group\apache\modules
Registered dll  with regsrv32.exe
(5) httpd.conf edit
Include "C:/program files/apache 
group/jakarta-tomcat/conf/tomcat-apache.conf" to the end.
Start tomcat using  \bin\startup.bat.
Start Apache.
After I did all these steps, I tried with http://localhost:8080/ , it's  working.
I can see html files.
Also, I can execute sample serverlets that  come with tomcat-jakarta.
But when I tried to execute sample jsp files,  I'm getting 500 error.
What am I doing wrong here?
Any input will be greatly  appreciated.

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