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I am trying to set up a simple horizonatal Tomcat clustering in windows XP. Have created a workers.properties file in conf/ directory next to httpd.conf file. However, when trying to start apache using httpd.exe, I am getting the below error.

JkWorkersFile: Can't find the workers file specified

httpd.conf has below entry:

LoadModule jk_module modules/mod_jk.so
JkLogFile "logs/mod_jk.log"
JkLogLevel error
JkMount /TestProject loadbalancer
JkMount /TestProject/* loadbalancer
JkWorkersFile conf/workers.properties

I tried specifying the absoluate path as well i.e. JkWorkersFile "C:/Program Files/Apache Software Foundation/Apache2.2/conf/workers.properties" But still ended up with the same problem.

Below are the entries from workers.properties workers.tomcat_home=$TOMCAT_HOME workers.java_home=$JAVA_HOME ps=/ worker.list=tomcatA,tomcatB,tomcatC,loadbalancer





Can anyone help me to resolve this please ?

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Check permissions (ACLs), depending on how you start Apache, it might not be able to access that file you newly created.

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I saw this same issue today, although with Win7, not WinXP. For me, the issue was that my workers.properties file had accidentally been saved as a text (.txt) file instead of as a PROPERTIES file. I re-created it, then when saving, chose all file types instead of "text files" to make sure it saved as a .properties file.

When I restarted Apache, all was well. I know the post is old, but maybe this will help someone out looking for the same thing.

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Can you please try to add the worker.properties file under the line of jk module

LoadModule jk_module modules/mod_jk.so
JkWorkersFile conf/workers.properties

After adding please restart the apache web server

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Thanks Joe!!!!! –  Amarnath Aug 17 '14 at 11:29

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