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See Software packages and download locations for the download locations of the Oracle JRE and Apache Tomcat.

Java Runtime Environment

MyTimetable is a Java Enterprise application and thus needs a Java Runtime Environment. In this step, the AdoptOpenJDK Java Runtime Environment will be installed.

We currently recommend using Adoptium/Eclipse Temurin. Version 8 for MyTimetable 2019.15 and older, and version 11 for MyTimetable 2019.16 and newer.

Installing the Java Runtime Environment

  • Login as local administrator on the server.
  • Download the correct Java Runtime Environment.
  • Unzip the JRE to a folder on the server.

Apache Tomcat

Next to a Java Runtime Environment, a web server is needed to serve MyTimetable. For this, Apache Tomcat is used. Documentation for Tomcat 9.0 can be found at http://tomcat.apache.org/tomcat-9.0-doc/.

In this step, Apache Tomcat 9.0 will be installed as a Windows service.

By default, Tomcat will be installed in the C:\Program Files\Apache Software Foundation\Tomcat 9.0\ folder. In the next steps of this manual, we will refer to this folder using $tomcat. Please keep this in mind when you install Tomcat to a non-default location!

Installing Apache Tomcat

  • Login as local administrator on the server.
  • Download the Apache Tomcat installer as specified in the 'Files required' section. Run the installer to start the installation proces.
  • Make sure you select the following components during the installation process

  • You may leave the port numbers at their default settings.

  • Choose the folder where you unzipped the JRE (the extracted folder).

  • Leave the Destination Folder at the default setting and click Next.

  • When the installation is finished, the Tomcat service should have been automatically started. When visiting http://localhost:8080, a welcome page should be served: