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From "Caldarale, Charles R" <Chuck.Caldar...@unisys.com>
Subject RE: Still unable to get a heap dump from Tomcat running on Windows as a service
Date Tue, 02 Feb 2010 21:41:19 GMT
> From: Laird Nelson [mailto:ljnelson@gmail.com]
> Subject: Re: Still unable to get a heap dump from Tomcat running on
> Windows as a service
> 
> The one selected by default when one chooses the "Log On" tab of the
> graphical Tomcat monitor.  The value of the label is: "Local System
> account".  That radio button is checked.

That's not a user account, that's the system account, with pretty much no privileges to do
anything.

> > Try using a real account, possibly one in the administrators 
> > group to see if that makes a difference.
> 
> I will try this; thanks.

All my testing has been done with a real account, so that may well be difference.

> Is there any reason to suppose that such an installation is 
> somehow borked?

Probably not; it's just that the .zip download gives you more options, which can make debugging
problems like this much easier.

> Is there a problem with the out-of-the-box Windows experience
> that is heavily promoted on the Apache site?

Not sure it's "promoted"; I think it's mostly there for the casual Windows users who become
panic-stricken when there's no .exe or .msi installer.

 - Chuck


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