Apace-Tomcat as Service

I have installed Apache-Tomcat 6. When I execute the startup batch, all is well, up to a certain point (shows Java as icon on system tray and netstat shows  port 8080 is listening). But fails to display page when I enter http//www.localhost:8080 in I.E. - says it can not display page.
HOWEVER, I think I need to install it as a service. Or at least I think so.
As I understand it, it has a service batch file in its \bin directory . And as I understand it, I need to set the variables:
 "JAVA_HOME"  (required) and the JRE_HOME (optional) paths.
   Do I understand that this service batch will create Tomcat as a Window Service? If so, afterwards, I would need to ensure it entered as a service and set to automatically execute.
   Is this correct? Will this correct it not displaying in I.E.
   Any tips? Thank you.
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mccarlIT Business Systems Analyst / Software DeveloperCommented:
Is this correct? Will this correct it not displaying in I.E.
No, running it as a service wouldn't have any impact on it showing up in your browser or not. I would recommend fixing the issue before worrying about getting it to run as a service.

But fails to display page when I enter http//www.localhost:8080 in I.E. - says it can not display page.
This may be just a typo, but you don't need the    www.

Try this instead....   http://localhost:8080

If this still doesn't work, and you can confirm via netstat that it is listening on port 8080 then you should check the logs. They should be in a subdirectory called "logs" in the directory where you installed tomcat.
OverthereAuthor Commented:
Thank you for responding.
No matter what I try or check , OpenEmm 2013 will not display the login page in Internet Explorer 10.
HOWEVER, and I find this interesting, it will display in Google Chome v43, but does not allow me to login as it displays that the account is username/password is wrong and account temporary locked - but that's another topic. sigh.
The logs aren't  telling me any errors, and I have used netstat  and it returns that port 8080 is listening.
This whole situation is weird, never had so much problem with an installation I all my 35 years.
OverthereAuthor Commented:
I was able to resolve the login problem with OpenEmm using when Chrome as the browser.
I had to drop 2 tables belonging to OpenEmm.
Login perfect.
Still have not been able to use OpenEmm with Internet Explorer  v10
sigh...I am going to close the question out...thank you for your help.
mccarlIT Business Systems Analyst / Software DeveloperCommented:
Maybe just double check again what I said about the address that you are trying with IE10. Also, check to see if IE is configured to use a proxy server? Maybe that could be the difference between IE and Chrome.

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