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.
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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.
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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.
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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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