Unable to start JWS 5.4 as a Windows service

Solution Verified - Updated -

Issue

  • When attempting to start JWS, it fails but starts using catalina run. commons-daemon log shows below:
[2021-06-08 08:28:41] [info]  [  452] Commons Daemon procrun (1.1.0.0 64-bit) started
[2021-06-08 08:28:41] [info]  [  452] Running 'Tomcat9' Service...
[2021-06-08 08:28:41] [info]  [ 5016] Starting service...
[2021-06-08 08:28:41] [error] [ 5016] Failed creating Java 
[2021-06-08 08:28:41] [error] [ 5016] ServiceStart returned 1
[2021-06-08 08:28:41] [info]  [  452] Run service finished.
[2021-06-08 08:28:41] [info]  [  452] Commons Daemon procrun finished

Environment

  • Red Hat JBoss Web Server 5.4
  • Windows 2019
  • Error when trying to start service:
C:\jws-5.4\tomcat\bin> net start tomcat9
The Apache Tomcat 9.0 Tomcat9 service is starting.
The Apache Tomcat 9.0 Tomcat9 service could not be started.
A service specific error occurred: 1.
  • Windows Event log error:
The Apache Tomcat 9 Tomcat9 service terminated with service-specific error: Incorrect function

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