Before beginning the process of installing Tomcat on your system, ensure first the availability of JDK on your system program directory. Install it on your system if not already installed (because any version of tomcat requires the Java 1.6 or higher versions) and then set the class path (environment variable) of JDK. To set the JAVA_HOME Variable: you need to specify the location of the java run time environment to support the Tomcat else Tomcat server can not run.
We should download the tomcat package from http://tomcat.apache.org/download-60.cgi, Windows Service Installer(Binary Distributions->Core->32-bit/64-bit Windows Service Installer) is recommended.
The process of installing Tomcat 6.0 begins here from now. It takes some steps for installing and configuring the Tomcat 6.0. The install path is:
you need to specify the location of the installation path to system CATALINA_HOME Variable .
set CATALINA_HOME=D:\Tomcat set JRE_HOME=C:\the\path\to\jre add %CATALINA_HOME%\lib; to %CLASSPATH%