If you have a 64Bit windows install you will soon realize that you can't install Tomcat as a service using the Windows Service Installer located on the Tomcat website.
Well you "can" run the installer, and it will even add the service but you won't be able to start it up. Why? because the executable that is included in the install is 32 bit. So don't bother trying ok! Download the zip file instead and extract the contents.
c:\tomcat\bin\>service install tomcat6 Installing the service 'tomcat6' ... Using CATALINA_HOME: C:\srv\tomcat Using CATALINA_BASE: C:\srv\tomcat Using JAVA_HOME: C:\java Using JVM: C:\java\jre\bin\server\jv The service 'tomcat6' has been installed.Opening up the windows services you should see a service called "Apache Tomcat tomcat6" set to manual start. You should now be able to start up Tomcat without issue.
I have successfully installed 64Bit Tomcat on several 64Bit Windows Server 2008 using the above procedure. I am unaware of any issues at this time.Happy Coding...
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