Windows 7 Security Restrictions on Apache Tomcat Log Files.

The problem: I installed Apache Tomcat 7 on my Windows 7 machine. When I start up Tomcat, its console reports a FileNotFoundException suggesting that it cannot access the log file. Tomcat starts up fine after this exception is spat out, but it looks ugly.

The Solution: I am sure there is a better system wide fix but the quick fix was to right click on the Apache Tomcat folder, select properties, select security and edit the usergroups to have full access.

 

With thanks to Stack Overflow

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