I'm having problems with getting tomcat to run. The strange thing is that I was running fine on this machine.
I had a set of files in the ROOT folder and the site was working fine at localhost:8080
I stopped the service and replaced the site in ROOT with a completely different site. I restarted tomcat and each time I browsed to http://localhost:8080/index.jsp
it redirected to http://localhost:8080/find_a_contractor
(this is what the previous site was supposed to do.)
I could not figure out what this was happening so I thought I would just uninstall tomcat and re install it. Now I get the error "Windows cannot start the apache tomcat 6 on Local Computer" each time I try to start the service.
I have searched endlessly on forums and google to try to find reason this might be happening, I have tried many different things suggested on different threads.
I have tried different versions of tomcat.
I have tried combining different versions of JRE with tomcat.
I have tried re installing my whole OS and still get the same result on the fresh install.
I am running vista 64 bit on a x86 box, with an Intel Core I5 CPU 4 GB
When I run the installer it wants to install to
C:\Program Files\Apache Software Foundation\Tomcat 6.0
Should it be
C:\Program Files (x86)\Apache Software Foundation\Tomcat 6.0 ???
I don't have an error log right now as I uninstalled it again and re tried installing it and now I get
the error log with this says
UAC is switched off.
Any tips of recommendations would be much appreciated.
Thanks in advance!