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From ankur bajaj <>
Subject Re: Tomcat 6 access Network drive and interact with desktop
Date Tue, 26 Feb 2013 09:11:07 GMT
On Fri, Feb 22, 2013 at 8:44 PM, André Warnier <> wrote:

> chris derham wrote:
>> The first part (running programs which require a Window) usually doesn't,
>>> because those programs are usually such that they do not work "as a
>>> service".  It is not usually only the fact that they need a console, but
>>> they need a whole bunch of other environment which a Service does not
>>> provide.
>>> It will only work when the other program is specifically designed to work
>>> that way.
>>> For example, OpenOffice in "headless" mode works fine.  But MS-Office
>>> programs do not, and this mode of operation is explicitly indicated by
>>> Microsoft as "not recommended and not supported".
>> So summarising discussion so far
>> 1) services generally run headless with no interaction with desktop
>> 2) you can run a service with interaction with desktop enabled
>> 3) this doesn't work under Windows Server 2008 and later.
>> So questions to OP
>> a) did the link I sent help?
> No the access to network resources is an issue when allowed to interact
with desktop

>  b) what programs are you trying to run that open windows on desktop?
> its a totally different application whose modules we are trying to access
from our application

>  c) what version of os are you running under?
> Its windows XP

>>  I would add another one :
> d) can you run instead Tomcat in a command window (via setup.bat), or is
> that not possible ?
> (I do this kind of thing under similar circumstances, using a virtual
> machine so that there is no physical console accessible).
> our client does not wish to have an window opened in the application.
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We have made an online application and have technically developed an
offline application using Tomcat

So I guess we don't have a solution

I have another related question, can we run Tomcat using javaw instead of
java , this causes no command window to appear . but there are some other
issues. is it Ok to do it like this?

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