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Tommy Griffith
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Hello. If anybody has a minute, it's been a while since I've worked with Tomcat and in comparing my archives with the installation steps for Tomcat 9, I want to conform something...

Back in the day, I simply used an executable, jakarta-tomcat-5.0.24.exe

I remember it was a simple wizard, pick the JRE from a dropdown list of installed JREs and then it ran the install, including making it a Windows Serivce. Done.

I was able to send both the JRE install exe and jakarta-tomcat-5.0.24.exe to Windows admins and they installed them no problem. No messing with environment variables.

Now, for Tomcat 9 (and presumably 8 and 7), I'm seeing copy the base directory from the zip onto the drive, set JAVA_HOME (but now apparently it's JRE_HOME) environment variables, PATH for the JRE, then back to the Tomcat bin directories and run startup.bat, then service, bat (I presume that will put it into the Service Manager list)....

Is this accurate? There's no longer the one and done Tomcat executable? Thank you so much for reading and for your time.

 
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Ok, I see Tomca9.exe. That looks like it wil install it as a service. If I go this route (i don't want to try this yet as I have to get my JRE's figured out), will that be the equivalent of jakarta-tomcat-5.0.24.exe?
 
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i just tried Tomcat9.exe agrer installing SDK 8 but a command prompt just flashes and closes, nothing happens. I'm sure whatever error is in that flashed prompt screen but I have no way of finding it, as Tomcat is not installed (I was shoping Tomcat9.exe would do it).

Well, if anybody has any ideas or thoughts on any of this (installation executable), I'd appreciate it.
 
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This had given me hope as a service install wizard...seemd to do what jakarta-tomcat-5.0.24.exe used to do.

No meddling with environment, just click exe, select the JRE and go.

https://tomcat.apache.org/tomcat-9.0-doc/setup.html#Windows
 
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Hello, could mod please delete this thread? It became too cluttered with my thoughts to read and I'd like to post a more concise thread. Thank you so much for everything.
 
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