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Is there a compatability issue between Tomcat 5.5 and Windows Server 2008? My situation is as follows...

Freshly installed, dedicated server machine. Xeon X3440 processor, 4GB RAM, 100Mb web connection, etc. Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard (64-bit). No databases, anti-virus or back services installed - so there's plenty of overhead available.

Standard install of IIS by adding the web role. I have added test files by simply copying them to the wwwroot folder.

This downloads very quickly, as expected.

Added Standard install of JDK 1.6.0_29. Added standard install of Tomcat 5.5.34 (as Windows Service). I then added port 8080 & tomcat rules to the standard Windows firewall (allow all). Copied my test files to the ROOT webapp.

Connections to these files seem to be limited to 90-100 KB/s. I can open multiple connections without problems, but any single connection seems to be speed limited.

I tried adding APR libraries, and this seems to have helped a little, but still only a fraction of the IIS speed.

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This question isn't really relevant to answering yours but why tomcat 5.5 on a fresh Windows install and not tomcat 7? –  mahnsc Dec 9 '11 at 3:09
Tomcat 5.5 is required due to legacy, compiled components provided by a 3rd party. MySQL 4.1 is also required (shudder). –  Marksoft Dec 9 '11 at 20:14

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