1) Have two separate Tomcat installation folders on your windows box.
Lets assume they are located under c:\tomcat1 and c:\tomcat2 respectively.
2) I am assuming you can run the “tomcat1” instance without issues using command
3) To allow the “tomcat2” instance run without problems, just change all the port numbers in
your conf\server.xml (*just increase all the port numbers by 1).
4) Then from the command line do the following :
and then startup the second tomcat2 instance
This second tomcat instance will start up using the different ports (from your c:\tomcat2\conf\server.xml and since you changed the CATALINA_HOME it will look for all other environment variable values under c:\tomcat2 directory instead of c:\tomcat directory.
Easy, wasn’t it :-)
Any comments are most welcome..