Sunday, 16 September 2012

Installing and Running Tomcat 7 on Windows 7

This post is a reminder about Tomcat 7 manual installation on Windows 7.


  1. Remove any existing Tomcat 7 installation.
  2. Download Tomcat 7 from here, the 32-bit/64-bit Windows Service Installer is the easiest solution.
  3. Double click on the Windows Service Installer.
  4. Follow the screen instructions.

Creating An Administrator Profile

In order to access the manager console of Tomcat, one needs to create a administrator profile. See the bottom of this post for details.

Starting Tomcat As A Service

To start Tomcat 7 as a service:
  • Open the control panel
  • Select view by: Large Icons
  • Select Administrative Tools
  • Click on the Service Shortcut (eventually right-click and run as administrator if there are permission issues)
  • Select Apache Tomcat 7
  • Right-click to Start/Stop/Restart

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