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From chenqiang <>
Subject Re: tomcat service version can't access intranet(not internet) files
Date Tue, 31 Jan 2012 01:15:05 GMT
*   Thank you very much for your timely and helpful tip, Yeah, I found the
problem both on my windows2003 server and windows xp .*
*But I don't know how to change the user account under which the tomcat
service is to run, could you so kind as to give me some help?*

On Mon, Jan 30, 2012 at 6:15 PM, André Warnier <> wrote:

> chenqiang wrote:
>> I found a problem which confused me so much,(I use tomcat7.0.20-7.0.25)
>>  my
>> web application need access to the files on another machine which is on
>> the
>> intranet, when I use the zip format distribution version of tomcat,
>> everything is ok, but the problem arises when I deployed the apps on the
>> tomcat services version, it can't list the files and just return null,It's
>> so strange. Could anyone give me some hints? Thank you in advance.
>>  By default, Windows Services run as the "LocalSystem" user-id.  This is
> a special local account, which has extensive rights on the local machine,
> but no access to Windows network resources (such as remote drives, printers
> etc..).
> You need to change the account under which the Tomcat Service runs, to a
> "domain account" which has such access rights. For testing, you could use
> your own account, but for the long term, you should obtain for that (from
> your network admins) what is usually known as a "service account" (a domain
> user-id specially defined for that kind of thing, which has some network
> access, and whose password does not "age").
> You do not see this problem when you run Tomcat from a console window,
> because then you are running it under the account under which you logged in
> (which is a domain account).
> I'm sure that this is also all in the FAQ somewhere..
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