Just recently performed upgrade to Confluence 4.3.3. Running via startup.bat works with no problem.
Install windows service via command service.bat install Confluence and install runs without an error.
Tried starting the created Confluence service, but it does not work, it comes up with this error below
Windows could not start the Apache Tomcat Confluence on Local Computer. For more information, review the System Event log. If this is a non-Microsoft service, contact the service vendor, and refer to service-specific error code 0.
Just use 32bit JDK
if you check the commmons-daemon.log you will see
[2012-12-06 18:40:22] [info] Running 'Confluence' Service...
[2012-12-06 18:40:22] [info] Starting service...
[2012-12-06 18:40:22] [error] %1 is not a valid Win32 application.
[2012-12-06 18:40:22] [error] Failed creating java C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.7.0_09\jre\bin\server\jvm.dll
Problem with 64-bit Windows
If you are running 64-bit Windows, please note that Apache Tomcat cannot run as a Windows service if you are using a 64-bit JDK. Please ensure that you are using a 32-bit JDK. Refer to our knowledge base article for more information.
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