If you happen to download the binary file of the tomcat server, you can start the server by running the startup.bat file in the binary folder of tomcat. I think most people would know this still when I started I had to spend quite a few time in understanding how to start the server. You can follow the following steps.
- INSTALL JDK 1.7
- COPY BINARY FILE OF TOMCAT TO <Drive>:\
- GO TO COMMAND PROMPT TYPE SET “JRE_HOME=%ProgramFiles%\Java\jre7”
- AGAIN TYPE SET “CATALINA_HOME=E:\apache-tomcat-7.0.37” %CATALINA_HOME%\bin\startup.bat