Monday, October 5, 2015

Tomcat - Cannot Start Tomcat Service

I'm setting up a new server with Java Server 1.8 and Tomcat 8. Went to install Tomcat as a service on a Windows Server 2008 box and the install finished with an error but the Tomcat Service was there as a Windows Service. When I tried to start the service I would get an error message. The event log showed an error with Event ID 7024. The Tomcat commons-daemon log showed "[2015-10-04 07:18:16] [error] [12756] Failed creating java". What I needed to do is tell Tomcat the location of the "jvm.dll" file. I ran the tomcat8w utility located in the Tomcat bin folder and set the location on the Java tab:

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