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TOMCAT 5 as a SERVICE under 64-bit WINDOWS

"How to run TOMCAT 5 as a SERVICE when running under WINDOWS 64-bit"

(Enterprise 2003 in our case, but presumably this would apply to other 64-bit windows implementations):

When you install Tomcat v5 from the ZIP archive, it's 32-bit, which will NOT run as a service under 64-bit Java. (You can nab 64-bit Java, version 1.5, for Windows from

The advice here:

...takes us to:

...where we download the 64-bit wrappers (tomcat5.exe and tomcat5w.exe) to replace the originals (in %CATALINA_HOME%\bin).

Then at the command line:

       > cd %CATALINA_HOME%\bin
> service.bat install sakai
> tomcat5w.exe //ES//sakai

Set options, and voila! Start menu -> admin tools -> services shows "apache tomcat sakai" and you can start it and stop it from there.

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Last update: 2009-05-19 02:25
Author: will trillich
Revision: 1.1

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