Considerations for Microsoft Windows Users

If you are installing Apache Tomcat on a Microsoft Windows machine, consider the following:

Installing a Microsoft Windows service

During Tomcat installation, select the Service Startup box under Tomcat on the Choose Components pane. This option automatically installs and runs the Microsoft Windows service to control Apache Tomcat.

Running the Tomcat service

After installing Apache Tomcat on Microsoft Windows, ensure that the Apache Tomcat service is not running as the Local System account. Right-click on the Apache Tomcat icon in the System Tray, and choose Configure from the menu. On the Log on tab, specify a user name and password to log on as, and click OK to save the changes.