I'm trying to get started with learning GeoServer but can't get it to work. I downloaded 2.6.1 for windows 7. Install runs fine and my Java is updated. When I tried to connect to either the web admin page or the homepage I get an "Application not Found" error. I've tried setting it to different ports but same thing.

Shot from GeoServer Starter command window GeoServer Starter

  • did you start the service? – Ian Turton Jan 4 '15 at 17:19
  • Yes, I run "Start GeoServer" but it still gives the same error. I did get it running on my desktop. Just can't figure out why it's not running on my laptop (both windows 7). – kmoses Jan 4 '15 at 17:39
  • which installer did you use? are there any messages in the log? are you running as administrator> – Ian Turton Jan 4 '15 at 18:05
  • I'm using the windows installer and selected "manual" during installation. There are no messages under the log folder, but I posted the warnings from the GeoServer Starter command window above. I tried running it as an administrator but got the same error. – kmoses Jan 4 '15 at 18:48
  • Do you have a firewall running on your laptop? When iant says "logs" he means the stuff under 'C:\Program Files\GeoServer 2.6.1\logs' – BradHards Jan 4 '15 at 20:15

If you encounter the above message you need to set a default browser. On Windows 7: Start--> Default Programs --> Set Your Default Programs --> Choose default browser --> Click Ok.

I did get a subsequent 404 error when I tried to connect to the web admin page, but I just tried a few different Ports other than the default 8080.

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