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  1. Ensure that Tomcat is started by checking to see if icon in the tray is green (Windows install).
  2. Download the latest
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    {html}<A href="" mce_href="" target="_blank">stable release of OpenMRS</A> {html}
  3. Navigate to
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    {html}<A href="http://localhost:8080/manager/html" mce_href="http://localhost:8080/manager/html" target="_blank">http://localhost:8080/manager/html</A> {html}
    and enter your Tomcat administrator creditials (username and password chosen when installing Tomcat)
  4. In the Tomcat Web Application Manager, enter the location of the downloaded
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    {html}<A href="%20" mce_href="" target="_blank">openmrs.war file</A> {html}
    to deploy.
    1. The deployment could take some time while the file is copied to the folder c:\Program Files\Apache Software Foundation\Tomcat 5.5\webapps and decompressed.
    2. Note that the OpenMRS.WAR file is most easily downloaded with
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      {html}<A href="" mce_href="" target="_blank">Mozilla Firefox</A> {html}
      .Internet Explorer tries to open the file as a Zip file.
  5. At the end of this process, the web page will refresh and /openmrs should be displayed under Applications. Apache Tomcat should also start the application (Running = True; and in Commands, Stop is underlined)