Monday 7 January 2008

Connecting Apache 2.2.6 and Tomcat 5.5.25 on Windows 2003 Server (Part 1)

Install the JDK (Java Developers Kit)

1. Download the JDK from the the Sun Java site. (

2. Run the installer and accept the defaults.

3. Setup your Java_Home environment variable.
  1. Goto Control Panel -> System.
  2. Click on Advanced.
  3. Click on Environment Variables.
  4. Click New.
  5. Enter Java_Home as the variable name.
  6. Enter the path to your JDK directory as the variable value.

4. Verify the environment variable setting

  1. Click Start -> Run.
  2. Type 'cmd' and click Run.
  3. Type 'echo %Java_Home%' and hit enter.
  4. Confirm that the screen displays your JDK path correctly.

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