Date: 2/11/2002


Before installing Tomcat, you must have Java installed. If you don't have it, you can get it from Sun.

Go to the Jakarta Tomcat download page and select the "jakarta-tomcat-4.0.1.exe" download.


Locate the download installation program using Windows Explorer, then double-click on it to start the installation process. Accept all defaults on all the screens.

You'll need to do some additional configuring to get Tomcat to work correctly. Go to and follow steps 1-3 ONLY.


First, start Tomcat running by using the STARTUP shortcut created as a result of the previous lecture.
You will know it is finished starting when you see a DOS window with the following in it: 
Starting service Tomcat-Standalone
Apache Tomcat/4.0.1
Starting service Tomcat-Apache
Apache Tomcat/4.0.1
DO NOT close this window! Tomcat will continue to run as long as this window is open. You will see another DOS window titled "Finished - STARTUP." This one is safe to close. 


Open your browser, type ""http://localhost:8080" into the Address/Location bar, then press ENTER. You should see the Welcome page for Tomcat.