I started J2EE server by "j2ee -verbose". During the deployment, if I say "localhost" to the server connection, it says 'server not connected'. Then I tried to stop the server by typing "j2ee -stop" in another(i.e. other than server running DOS session)DOS session. But it gave me a msg 'server unable to shutdown'. Please help me to get connection to server from the deployment tool and how to stp the server ?. Thanks in advance.