Some day I had problem with deploying project from Netbeans to Tomcat (you may look to similar discussion on StackOverflow: Starting of Tomcat failed from Netbeans 7.3). Unfortunatelly, any of suggestion didn’t help, so I wrote my own deployer in Windows batch.
ECHO AutoDeploy to Tomcat SET tomcat_path=C:\TOMCAT SET build_path=D:\SVN\SMOK_ELTE\JAVA\amfgw\build\web\WEB-INF\classes ::Stop Tomcat echo Stop Tomcat, press any key to continue... pause netstat -a -n | findstr :8080 > NUL if %errorlevel%==0 ( goto :stoptomcat ) else ( goto :next ) :stoptomcat echo Closing Tomcat. call %tomcat_path%\bin\shutdown.bat goto :next :next ::Copy compiled classes from Netbeans to Tomcat XCOPY %build_path% "%tomcat_path%\webapps\ROOT\WEB-INF\classes" /E /C /R /I /K /Y ::Run Tomcat CALL %tomcat_path%\bin\catalina.bat jpda start
But I wanted more – let Netbeans run this script after building my application.
Edit build.xml file, located in project directory, by putting these lines:
<exec dir="." executable="cmd">
<arg line="/c D:\scriptLocation\deployOnTomcat.bat"/>