Tomcat is started but http://localhost:8080 shows resource not found error
Tomcat was installed on my work computer by somebody else but when I open http://localhost:8080/ in browser it gives error message http status 404(Requested resource is not available).
I started Tomcat through command prompt. At first I did service.bat install then NET START TOMCAT I am getting message tomcat service is started also.
Does that mean that tomcat was not installed properly?
What is difference between using tomcat as service and using as User program. I mean in which case one should use it as service?
2. <Tomcat Root Folder>\bin\logs\ NGBSApp.log
Fatal transport error -
BUT tomcat gets started when done from command prompt with NET START TOMCAT5
The fact that you get a 404 from Tomcat indicates that Tomcat is indeed running.
What are you expecting to see? Have you some application installed in the Tomcat root? By default, Tomcat will display its welcome page if you browse to the root ie. http://localhost:8080/, this welcome app can be found in 'webapps\ROOT'.
Once you have established what should be running at http://localhost:8080/ and which folder it is running from, try requesting a static file eg. if you have an image file in your app folder named 'jakarta-banner.gif' you can browse to http://localhost:8080/jakarta-banner.gif and it should be displayed. If this works then try requesting the start page/jsp/servlet for you application.