# How to install tomcat6 on windows

## Steps

### Installation of JDK

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.

### Install Tomcat

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:

D:\Tomcat


### Setup the CATALINA_HOME Variable

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