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Apache Tomcat


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This package was approved by moderator gep13 on 8/26/2019.

Tomcat is a Application Server. It is possible to run Web application ARchive (WAR) files using Tomcat. Apache Tomcat requires a JDK in order to run.


  • JDK (Java Development Kit) is required. It can be any JDK compatible with Oracle JDK 8. It was not listed as dependency, in order to support different variations of JDK.
  • Environment variable JAVA_HOME needs to be set to a JDK path. Many JDK installers already do this for users.


After installation, configuration and application data are installed in a folder named Tomcat9 (or the correct major version), which locates in %ProgramData% (or %LocalAppData% when admin right is not granted). The folder is supposed to be managed by user (site manager), and it will not be touched when this package gets upgraded or uninstalled.

If admin right is granted, a service is installed with service name Tomcat9 and display name beginning with “Apache Tomcat”. It is neither started nor enabled (start on boot) by default. Services can be managed with a MMC (Microsoft Management Console) snap-in, which can be accessed by running services.msc. In the snap-in the service can be started, stopped, and enabled on-boot. Please refer to third-party guides (such as this one) for managing services on Windows.

Migration guide

Previous versions (8.0 to 8.5.12, and 7.0 to 7.0.69) of this package were maintained by skyguy94 (Ritch Melton), which support customizing installation location and service name. They are no longer supported. Please check your options.xml to find your old customization.

To install Apache Tomcat, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install tomcat

To upgrade Apache Tomcat, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade tomcat


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  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
    $toolsDir = Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition
    $filename32 = ""
    $filename64 = ""
    $zipContentFolderName = "apache-tomcat-9.0.24"
    $packageArgs = @{
        packageName = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
        destination = $toolsDir
        fileFullPath = Join-Path -Path $toolsDir -ChildPath $filename32
        fileFullPath64 = Join-Path -Path $toolsDir -ChildPath $filename64
    Get-ChocolateyUnzip @packageArgs
    $tomcatHome = Join-Path -Path $toolsDir -ChildPath $zipContentFolderName
    if (Test-ProcessAdminRights) {
        $dataDir = $env:ProgramData
        $scope = 'Machine'
    } else {
        $dataDir = $env:LocalAppData
        $scope = 'User'
    $tomcatBase = Join-Path -Path $dataDir -ChildPath Tomcat9
    Install-ChocolateyEnvironmentVariable -VariableName CATALINA_BASE -VariableValue $tomcatBase -Scope $scope
    Install-ChocolateyEnvironmentVariable -VariableName CATALINA_HOME -VariableValue $tomcatHome -Scope $scope
    if (Test-Path -Path $tomcatBase -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue) {
        Write-Debug "using configuration at $tomcatBase."
        foreach ($folder in 'conf', 'logs', 'temp', 'webapps', 'work') {
            Remove-Item -Recurse -Path "$tomcatHome\$folder"
    } else {
        Write-Verbose 'initializing configurations...'
        New-Item -Path $tomcatBase -ItemType directory
        foreach ($folder in 'conf', 'logs', 'temp', 'webapps', 'work') {
            Move-Item -Path "$tomcatHome\$folder" -Destination $tomcatBase
    if (! (Test-ProcessAdminRights)) {
        Write-Verbose 'Admin right not granted; system service not installed.'
    } elseif (! (Test-Path -Path env:JAVA_HOME) -or ! (Get-Command -Name javac)) {
        Write-Warning 'Java not installed; system service not installed.'
    } else {
        &"$tomcatHome\bin\service" install
        Write-Debug "`$? = $?"
        Write-Debug "last exit code = $LastExitCode"
    if (Split-Path -Path $toolsDir -Parent | Join-Path -ChildPath options.xml |Test-Path) {
        Write-Warning 'You are migrating from 8.5.12 or earlier version. Please check package description, or discuss with package maintainer.'
  • tools\chocolateyUninstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
    $zipContentFolderName = "apache-tomcat-9.0.24"
    $serviceBat = Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition |
        Join-Path -ChildPath $zipContentFolderName |
        Join-Path -ChildPath bin |
        Join-Path -ChildPath service
    Start-Process -FilePath $serviceBat -ArgumentList remove -Wait -NoNewWindow
    Write-Debug "`$? = $?"
    Write-Debug "last exit code = $LastExitCode"
    Uninstall-ChocolateyEnvironmentVariable -VariableName CATALINA_BASE
    Uninstall-ChocolateyEnvironmentVariable -VariableName CATALINA_HOME
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Release Notes

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Apache Tomcat 9.0.22 1013 Wednesday, July 10, 2019 approved
Apache Tomcat 9.0.21 1169 Saturday, June 8, 2019 approved
Apache Tomcat 9.0.20 823 Tuesday, May 14, 2019 approved
Apache Tomcat 9.0.19 507 Tuesday, April 30, 2019 approved
Apache Tomcat 9.0.0-rc 628 Friday, March 31, 2017 exempted
Apache Tomcat 8.5.12 27256 Friday, March 31, 2017 approved
Apache Tomcat 8.0.33 40286 Saturday, May 28, 2016 approved
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