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From David Kerber <>
Subject Re: tomcat7w.exe
Date Mon, 02 Sep 2013 16:37:32 GMT
On 9/2/2013 12:22 PM, Markward Schubert wrote:
> I have a short question.
> Does the monitor exe do anything "magical" when a tomcat service is started
> the first time with it, in contrast to starting the already installed
> service with the windows service manager?
> In fact our application would not start until we start the service from the
> monitor exe.
> Of course this is something in our app, but there must be some external
> parameter, being "fixed" by running the exe first.

Did you maybe modify some of the Java parameters through tomcat7w?  It 
can do more than just start and stop the service; it can also modify the 
service startup parameters.


> Monitor and servicemanagement both would be started "As Administrator", but
> with different results.
> After the Monitor was run once, the box seems to be in a "working" mode, so
> after that, we can uninstall the service and delete the folder and do a
> reinstall and everything would work, even without calling tomcat7w.exe.
> This also makes debugging for me a bit hard at the moment, as the only
> windows server 2012 box I currently have, is in "fixed" mode now.
> Any help is very much appreciated!
> Regards,
> Markward

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