Setup JNLP for my application

Hello there,

I have a java, hibernate, mssql 2008 database application which is being used by my client. They use RDP to connect to a server 2003 server and there they run the application. So far so good. Now I want to setup JNLP for a set of users on another server for reporting purpose only. I have around 30 jars and my main java application jar. Can somebody please help me to setup an JNLP environment for these reporting users. I don't want them to connect via RDP to this reporting server.The database will also be different for these reporting server.

cheers
Zolf
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CEHJCommented:
The first thing you'll need is a web server running on the Windows server.
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zolfAuthor Commented:
That is the easy part. I want to know how to set my JNLP with Tomcat will those jars.
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CEHJCommented:
No - the easy part is doing the JNLP ;). Tomcat is not a web server btw - what makes you think you need it?
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zolfAuthor Commented:
I was planning to add a link to the JNLP from Tomcat. For e.g. the user will type in the URL and there they will get to see a link which when they click will run/start my Java application. The problem is how do I get all my jars into this JNLP.
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CEHJCommented:
Tomcat is a J2EE container. If all you're doing with it is to serve up a static JNLP pages then that's massive overkill. All you need is a simple web server. If you want something tried and tested, use Apache, or, if you must, IIS.

Putting together the JNLP is really not hard - have a look at some examples. The jars simply have to be named in the right part of the xml (to become what's effectively the classpath)

The next problematic part is that you'll need to be prepared to sign the jars, as security has now got very tight for web-originated code
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zolfAuthor Commented:
thanks for your comments. is there another way out to my problem. Now the users connect via RDP the server and use my application. I wanted them to not to use rdp and log into the server.
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CEHJCommented:
is there another way out to my problem.
Not really unless you make the application run server side and thus make a web app
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zolfAuthor Commented:
cheers
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CEHJCommented:
:)
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