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From Jacob Kjome <>
Subject RE: Tomcat 4 As A Windows Service
Date Tue, 01 Apr 2003 17:20:47 GMT

I haven't tried this, but you could pass along a 

When running the batch files to start Tomcat, the environment variable 
CATALINA_BASE, if specified, declares where your custom instance of Tomcat 
is with its own conf/server.xml (along with the other config files).  If it 
isn't specified, CATALINA_BASE ends up being the same as 
CATALNIA_HOME.  Try it out and see if it works for you.

Note that for the instructions to work, you at least need CATALNIA_HOME and 


At 09:24 AM 4/1/2003 -0600, you wrote:
>The main issue this does not *seem* to resolve, unless I am missing
>something, is that there does not seem to be a place here for properly
>configuring the ports for a second or third tomcat on the same machine.
>Additional Tomcats need their own ports, correct?
>One solution to this *may* be to edit the service you just created
>(i.e., open up properties for the service), and add an "additional
>parameter" using the -config parameter.  I believe (not sure) the syntax
>   -config conf/server.xml
>where each instance would presumably use a different server.xml (named
>appropriately) and specifying different ports.  The conf/ is a relative
>path to your Tomcat home directory, however you *may* be able to fully
>specify a path to a unique server.xml file.  I believe this is NT
>service speak for the -F option (bin\Tomcat.exe -F server.xml) that
>existed at least in Tomcat 3.2.
>One thing I'm still looking for an answer to is how to specify a
>different classpath for a second or third Tomcat service, other than the
>-Djava.class.path parameter, i.e., the equivalent of the old
> file (assuming is no longer
>supported in Tomcat 4.1).  Anyone have any info on this?  The classpath
>in web.xml doesn't seem to work for me, unless I have the syntax wrong.
>Andrew Longley
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Jacob Kjome []
>Sent: Monday, March 31, 2003 8:23 PM
>To: Tomcat Users List
>Subject: Re: Tomcat 4 As A Windows Service
>At 05:52 PM 3/31/2003 -0600, you wrote:
> >Hi,
> >
> >I have a need for multiple tomcats on Windows.  I can't find any doco
> >the jakarta website for doing this.
> >
> >Installing Tomat and choosing the "NT Service" option doesn't help me
> >because I need multiple tomcats, not just one.
> >
> >I'm using Tomcat 4.0.6.  I can install one tomcat as a service with
> >tomcat.exe, but how do I set %CATALINA_BASE% so I can install more than
> >service and have it point to the right conf files?
> >
> >Any help would be greatly appreciated.
> >
> >Thanks,
> >Tom Johnson
> >
> >
> >
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