i placed a war file(ss.war) in c:\tomcat\webapps and started the tomcat , it created the ss folder. Next when i try to view the index.jsp in that folder with http://localhost:8080/ss/index.jsp it says not found. Also i cannot get to the admin of Tomcat. It shows /admin is not avaliable. I tried running the manager which shows both /admin and /ss but when i try to start /ss i get the error "FAIL - Application at context path /ss could not"..i am really new to Tomcat..any ideas on this one?