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  1. Windows: 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 Wiki Markup{html}<A href="http://localhost:8080/manager/html" mce_href="http://localhost:8080/manager/html" target="_blank">http

    or by using this command on cmd:  wmic.exe process list brief | find /i "tomcat"

  4. Download the latest stable release of OpenMRS.
  5. Navigate to http://localhost:8080/manager/html</A> {html} and enter your Tomcat administrator creditials credentials (username and password chosen when installing Tomcat).
  6. 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. The deployment could openmrs.war file. Once done, click on the "upload" button and OpenMRS should start deploying.
    1. The deployment may take some time while the file is being copied to the folder cC:\Program Files\Apache Software Foundation\Tomcat 5.5<version>\webapps and decompressed.
    2. Note that the OpenMRS.WAR war file is most easily downloaded with
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      {html}<A href="" mce_href="" target="_blank">Mozilla Firefox</A> {html}
      Mozilla Firefox. Internet Explorer tries to open the file as a Zip file.
  7. 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)


    Another way to do this is unzipping the .war file directly under webapps folder in Tomcat and then restarting it. You will be able to access http://localhost:8080/openmrs and the installation wizard will show.