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Symptoms

Confluence does not start. The following appears in catalina.out:

This is more apt to happen in an EAR/WAR deployment.

Cause

The context descriptor is malformed, when Installing the Confluence EAR-WAR Edition. Usually it's because the context is using the incorrect case (i.e. context instead of Context). The tag is case-sensitive. It ought to say something like:

Resolution

Correct the mistake in the Context line.

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