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From Mark Thomas <ma...@apache.org>
Subject Re: AW: Deploying tomcat 6.0.10 as a windows service
Date Wed, 25 May 2011 14:41:07 GMT
On 25/05/2011 15:07, arno.schaefer@sqs.de wrote:
> Hi Andre,
> 
> that it is allowed to use any character, I want to use in windows,
> I know. Quoting the command and/or the service name doesn't help.
> 
> But at least it seem's that it is nowhere described what a valid
> service name is for tomcat. So I will find out by trail and error.

Look in the commons daemon docs. From memory it is limited to
alphanumeric. I'd just use names in camel case.

Mark

> 
> Thanks,
> Arno
> 
>>> Hi all,
>>>
>>> if I confiure an instance of tomcat as a windows service, I have to 
>>> give this instance a unique name (tomcat6 //IS//servicename 
>> {params ...}).
>>> What signs are at least allowed in this name? It seems that 
>> dashes and 
>>> under- scores are not allowed. What delimiter are possible 
>> to make the name readable.
>>>
>>> Background: I want to automate the creation of this services with 
>>> context dep- ending information and have to configure more than one 
>>> instance of a tomcat service.
>>>
>> There are possiby 2 parts to this.
>>
>> Part 1 : what Windows itself will accept as a Service name.
>>
>> The only clear info on that subject which I could find 
>> quickly is here :
>> http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms682450%28v=vs.85%29.aspx
>> which seems to exclude just "/" and "\".
>>
>> Part 2 : what the Windows command interpreter shell (cmd) 
>> does with your command line
>>
>> tomcat6 //IS//servicename {params ...}
>>
>> Have you tried putting "servicename" between quotes ?
>>
>> In a different context, I remember finding out that Netbios 
>> "system names" or "share names" do not admit "-" signs in 
>> them for instance (and maybe also not "_").
>> Maybe since a Service name may be used in Netbios sometimes, 
>> the same rules apply ?
>> (just guessing).
> 
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