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  • Oct 24, 2005, 08:42 AM
    Setting up Tomcat 5.0
    I am having real trouble setting up Tomcat 5.0 on Windows XP.

    I have downloaded the Windows setup and followed the instructions to the letter. When I try and start the server with c:\Tomcat 5.0\bin\startup I get the following message:

    Windows cannot find '-Djava.endorsed.dirs='. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again. To search for a file,click the Start button, and then click Search.

    The suggested search is in vain!

    I don't understand the icons that have been installed in all programs. When I click on either the Tomcat Monitor or the Configure I get an Application System Error which states that 'an instance of Tomcat5 application is already running'.

    I have tried various things in altering my environment variables to no avail.

    Has anyone out there actually installed Tomcat 5.0?

    All I want to do is test server using http://localhost:8080/ and try out a few of the examples!

    S. :confused:
  • Oct 27, 2005, 08:32 AM
    I've installed Tomcat several times and have v5 running on my PC now. I've never had any problems with it though.

    What version did you download? Was it a stable build? If so, it might be worth uninstalling then reinstalling.

    As for the error message you are getting, I couldn't find any help for it. Can you post up the entire error message.

    Finally, what actually happends when you got to http://localhost:8080/ ? Do you get anything? It should be a page showing the Tomcat logo.
  • Oct 28, 2005, 02:04 PM
    Think I've got it working!
    Managed to get Tomcat working. I found the documentation very difficult to follow. I wasn't aware that the server can be started and stopped via the GUI!! I got it working more by trial and error. I think I made a break through by rebooting the machine at one point! The documentation for the CLASSPATH took a bit of working out.

    The java.sun jsp forum was useful.

    Thanks anyway!

  • Apr 3, 2012, 06:56 AM
    I will be very glad if you can clearly explain what you did to get your problem sorted out,, becoz even I am suffering the same problem
  • Jul 11, 2012, 05:43 AM
    Scott Thorsons
    Maybe this one would help. Look at
  • Jul 11, 2012, 05:44 AM
    Scott Thorsons
    Maybe this information would help? Look at Windows cannot find -Djava.endorsed.dirs= error - How to fix it

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