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From "Jeffrey Janner" <>
Subject RE: Error - Unable to open the service 'Tomcat6' on Windows 2003
Date Thu, 12 Nov 2009 23:10:49 GMT
Are you sure it says Tomcat6 and not Tomcat6w?
Here is what's probably happening:  
Windows is trying to launch the Tomcat6w.exe (aka the Tomcat Monitor
system tray object) because it's in the "Run" section of the registry.
Since this tool allows changes to the registry, Windows probably
requires Admin rights to run it.
I had fits with this on Windows 2008 Server even for someone with admin
rights until I lessened the stupid security a bit.

You might have to edit your registry and remove the auto-run of
Tomcat6w.exe.  You can still run it manually if you need it as an admin
from the menu.

Someone please correct if this is incorrect.

-----Original Message-----
From: bhavik shah [] 
Sent: Wednesday, November 11, 2009 1:53 PM
To: Tomcat Users List
Subject: Error - Unable to open the service 'Tomcat6' on Windows 2003

I have installed the Tomcat 6.0.20 on windows 2003 server. Which runs as
local system account.  Tomcat services run fine.
Different user group login to that windows server for different purpose
Remote Desktop.
If a user who is not administrator on the box login via Remote Desktop -
user always gets the message that
*Application System Error*
*Access Denied*
*Unable to open the service 'Tomcat6'*
Which is annoying for the users.  Once the user ignore the message user
launch the tomcat home page and also webapp on that tomcat server.  Is
any way to avoid the message when login via remote desktop for non
administrator user?

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