Cant access apache tomcat 7.0.90 console through browser

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I have installed apache tomcat 7.0.90 on my windows 8 64bit system. This is how I have configured my tomcat-users.xml -

<?xml version='1.0' encoding='utf-8'?>
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<tomcat-users>
<!--
  NOTE:  By default, no user is included in the "manager-gui" role required
  to operate the "/manager/html" web application.  If you wish to use this app,
  you must define such a user - the username and password are arbitrary. It is
  strongly recommended that you do NOT use one of the users in the commented out
  section below since they are intended for use with the examples web
  application.
-->
<!--
  NOTE:  The sample user and role entries below are intended for use with the
  examples web application. They are wrapped in a comment and thus are ignored
  when reading this file. If you wish to configure these users for use with the
  examples web application, do not forget to remove the <!.. ..> that surrounds
  them. You will also need to set the passwords to something appropriate.
-->
<!--
  <role rolename="tomcat"/>
  <role rolename="role1"/>
  <user username="tomcat" password="<must-be-changed>" roles="tomcat"/>
  <user username="both" password="<must-be-changed>" roles="tomcat,role1"/>
  <user username="role1" password="<must-be-changed>" roles="role1"/>
-->

  <!-- user manager can access only manager section -->
  <role rolename="manager-gui" />
  <user username="manager" password="manager" roles="manager-gui" />

  <!-- user admin can access manager and admin section both -->
  <role rolename="admin-gui" />
  <user username="admin" password="admin" roles="manager-gui,admin-gui,manager-script" />

</tomcat-users>

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I am not able to access tomcat console thru browser. It asks for login but does not login successfully using "admin".  It keeps giving login box and when I click cancel button it shows "unauthorized" message.  What could be the problem?
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Pra SysSoftware Professional

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Why nobody is answering?
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Commented:
Can you login with manager/manager? Could you access the console with the default user before you made the changes?
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I can not access it at all with any user/password.
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If you uncomment the following lines:

<!--
  <role rolename="tomcat"/>
  <role rolename="role1"/>
  <user username="tomcat" password="<must-be-changed>" roles="tomcat"/>
  <user username="both" password="<must-be-changed>" roles="tomcat,role1"/>
  <user username="role1" password="<must-be-changed>" roles="role1"/>
-->

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and give a password "tomcat" to user "tomcat", can you access it with tomcat/tomcat?
Pra SysSoftware Professional

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Commented:
I tried that too. I still cant access. I tried tomcat 7.0 as well as 9.0. Same problem.
Software Professional
Commented:
I found the issue. I should have done better.

Something is already running at port 8080. When I changed server.xml to connect to 8081, I was able to access the console. Using "manager" credentials, I am also able to access server status etc. Thanks for helping hand though.
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Commented:
Ahhh.... so Tomcat was not running at all. Glad you got it solved :)
Pra SysSoftware Professional

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Commented:
I was able to debug and found the reason for my issue.

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