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Apache Tomcat Maintenance

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Important Note: Please see chapter Apache Tomcat Installation for details regarding the installation of Apache Tomcat Servlet Engine.

Important Note: Please see chapter Apache Tomcat Configuration for details regarding the further configuration of Apache Tomcat Servlet Engine  after the setup was completed.

 

Whenever changes in the Apache Tomcat configuration where made, keep in mind that they only take effect after restarting the Tomcat service. If the installation described in the previous chapter was successful, there are several options how to start/stop/restart the Tomcat service properly.

 

1. Start > All Programs > Apache Tomcat > Configure Tomcat

2. Right click on the Apache Tomcat icon in the right corner of the taskbar > Configure

 

Configure Tomcat - start menu

Configure Tomcat - start menu

 

Configure Tomcat - taskbar

Configure Tomcat - taskbar

 

The first two options will result in opening the Apache Tomcat Properties, usually with the 'General' tab activated. In the lower part of the tab you can see the current service status displayed and the options to start or stop the service.

 

Apache Tomcat Properties - General

Apache Tomcat Properties - General

 

3. Start > search for 'Services' > search for Apache Tomcat service

 

Open Windows Services from the start menu

Open Windows Services from the start menu

 

Another convenient option to handle Tomcat service is via the Windows Services where you will find the Apache Tomcat service in the list of services.  After selecting it, you can either start/stop the service or restart it directly.

 

Managing the Apache Tomcat service in the Windows Services

Managing the Apache Tomcat service in the Windows Services

 

VertiGIS recommends not to use the local system account for security reasons for the Tomcat Windows service, but an account with much less system rights.