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Any tips on whether or not tomcat5.exe is necessary for standard Windows Server 2008 operation?

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Tomcat5.exe is the executable for Tomcat, a Java Container. Its not part of server 2008 and is in no way necessary for it to run, its a third party product, produced by the apache foundation for hosting Java web applications.

If your serving Java web applications though, you do need it!

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The server came with plesk, which I am removing... perhaps that's why it was included with the server. Thanks for the advice! –  George W Bush Aug 4 '09 at 23:14
    
Yep, plesk usually comes with tomcat if your hosting Java services –  Sam Aug 4 '09 at 23:17

tomcat5 might be installed with various products -- such as Dell's Server Administration Software, VMWare Server (not ESX/ESXi), some HP printers, some network monitoring systems, etc, etc. you probably have some software/hardware installed that Tomcat operates as a front end to manage.

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