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From David kerber <dcker...@verizon.net>
Subject Re: Windows Service won't start
Date Mon, 10 Nov 2014 18:23:13 GMT
On 11/10/2014 1:04 PM, Christopher Schultz wrote:
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> All,
>
> When a Tomcat Windows Service won't start (with the super-helpful "a
> service-specific error occurred"), where can I look for detailed
> information about what happened?

Administrative Tools | Event Viewer is the app.  From there, the details 
depend on which version of Windows.  In Win7 and Server 2008 R2, it's 
under Windows Logs | System.

The list in there can be quite large so it may take some scrolling, but 
you're looking for something with a "Level" value of "Error".



>
> (Please be kind, I'm not an everyday Windows administrator)
>
> I installed the service myself using a process almost exactly like this:
>
> C:\> SET CATALINA_HOME=[path to Tomcat]
> C:\> SET CATALINA_BASE=[path to my catalina.base]
> C:\> SET JAVA_HOME=[path to Java]
> C:\> %CATALINA_HOME%\bin\service.bat install myproject
>
> I can see the Windows Service called "Apache Tomcat 7.0 myproject" in
> the Services management console. Clicking "start" results in a short
> wait and then the error about how the service itself had a problem
> with no details.
>
> - From the CLI, running "net start myproject" yields a similar error.
>
> Any suggestions?
>
> Thanks,
> - -chris
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