How to resolve admin page opening issue after tomcat configuration in eclipse


So often you would have noticed after tomcat configuration in eclipse, the admin start page never opens!


Eclipse doesn’t copy the default application folders (e.g. ROOT) when it creates the tomcat specific folder inside the workspace.


  1. Go to your “eclipse-workspace -> .metadata -> .plugins -> org.eclipse.wst.server.core -> tmp<number> -> wtpwebapps” directory
  2. Copy the ROOT folder from your “apache installation home -> webapps” directory to the directory mentioned in Step 1.  If prompted with overwrite dialog box, select yes and proceed.
  3. Reload http://localhost/ page. Admin start page should now open without any issues!