Can't reach confluence with tomcat running

I am working with a test system on local Windows 7 pc for upgrade testing.  I installed 5.4.4 after uninstalling 5.6.1.

The default tomcat service is running,

I have stopped and started the service

but http://localhost:8090/ gives me 404 error

Any troubleshooting suggestions are most appreciated



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Hi Pat, 

The code 404 means that the page wasn't find. 

Please execute the command below to make sure that Confluence is running:

netstat -anb -p tcp |findstr 8090

P.S.: If you changed the Confluence port, please change the 8090 for the port you have setup.

If you have a antivirus, could you disable it only for purposing tests and try to start confluence again? The same thing if you have a firewall.


Renato Rudnicki

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Also verify if the Confluence database is running and confluence can access it.




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Thank you for quick reply.  I get the following when running your command:


running variation on command, it looks like tomcat6.exe is running on but that address is not accessible in broswer - not 404 error - 'The Connection was reset, The Connection to server was reset while the page was loading,...

Tomcat6.exe shows up on process list when "start Conlfuence' is run from Start Menu and 'Stop Confluence' makes process disappear

We have enterprise firewall that I don't know how to stop



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Correct me if I'm wrong, but are you running Confluence EAR/WAR version? Do you have your own Tomcat application and Confluence running together? 

I'm asking it, because only the Confluence EAR/WAR version need to have a Tomcat installed for yourself. Other versions (binary and standalone) already install Tomcat for you. Based on your description, it looks like you have two tomcats running on Confluence server and it might in conflict. 



Renato Rudnicki

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May be the content is just missing, try http://localhost:8090/confluence same 404?

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