I have been trying to set-up tomcat for a few weeks now but to no avail. I have done it before (with windows2000) but this time round its not working at all. I downloaded the tomcat from jakarta and made an environment variable called CATALINA_HOME pointing to the tomca\bin, I also have the j2sdk1.4 and set up an environment variable called JAVA_HOME pointing to it. When I call the startup.bat from the dos window, the dos window closes and no other action occurs. I even went in to the server.xml file in tomcat and changed the port from 8080 to 1977 in case there was something else using that port, as I do have Java WebServices on my pc also. Does anyone have any idea what is goig wrong here?