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From "Johnny Kewl" <>
Subject Re: Problems with running 64-bit Tomcat 6 as a Windows service
Date Thu, 04 Sep 2008 04:05:21 GMT

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Brian Clark" <>
To: "Tomcat Users" <>
Sent: Thursday, September 04, 2008 4:00 AM
Subject: Problems with running 64-bit Tomcat 6 as a Windows service

> Hello,
> I am trying to get Tomcat 6.0.18 to run on my Win2k3 x64 edition server. I 
> basically did the same thing talked about here:
> but it didn't work for me. I didn't use the service.bat install though. I 
> installed the service manually with the sc.exe command.

Thats the problem... its not all contained in the exe like a normal windows 
service... that bat file also sets up the classes that the service calls...

> I am using the 64-bit 1.6.0_06 JDK.  I don't get any Windows errors, the 
> service start process just times out. My catalina and jakarta logs don't 
> have anything useful. The logs seem to indicate that Tomcat started up 
> fine--only it didn't.
> When I start up Tomcat from the command line, it works fine. I did have to 
> check the box in tomcat6w.exe to allow the service to interact with the 
> desktop to run it from the command line though. That seemed a little 
> weird.
> Anyone successful in running Tomcat 6 as a 64-bit service?

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