i set the paths properly to j2ee_home and java_home now i am writing j2ee -verbose it takes the command but while self scrolling in the prompt area it indicates not started. something something in another prompt screen i again set the paths write deploytool the same thing happens here not started. something.. the deploy window of j2sdkee comes and lasts for quite long and nothing happens. I had deployed applicaions before two days but why it is giving problems now?? is there anything wrong i am doing?? please.. sachin.