This is a longshot but does it work if you write S:/jboss-as-7.0.0.Final ? (in case \ gets interpreted badly)
btw. I assume you are running on windows ?
In any case, if this problem still occur open a bug on https://jira.jboss.org/jira/browse/JBIDE thanks!
Yes, Windows XP
Typing the folder name using / or \ makes no difference.
BTW: I also put the AS in S:\jboss and tried S:/jboss - no change.
So, I guess it's time to open a bug report.
I am also facing the same problem. Did u get it fixed? Please let me know
On 6/24 I committed a change to the text to be more clear. In nightly-builds or m3, the text says:
"The home directory does not exist or is missing a required file or folder: modules/org/jboss/as/server/main"
I do not have a windows computer right now so I'm really unsure of the affect of using a separate drive, though you indicate you even tried it on c:\jboss, so I'm not sure what the problem could be.
Are you guys having the same problem if the AS is installed on the c:\ drive?
I saw the new text and verified the folder is there.
Maybe the text could list what it's looking for.
I tried the snapshot so the files in that folder are:
The one thing I did not try is putting the serve at the default location as shown in the dialog.
I had a similar problem, and it turns out that I had a problematic JBoss Tools version in Eclipse 3.7. I have posted a solution on my blog http://omnisack.blogspot.com/2011/08/eclipse-37-jboss-as-7-server-runtime.html
Hope it helps.
I tried what Mupota posted on his blog but still it does not work.
However, he says select all checkboxes. I did not select all because I don't want most of those things - seam etc.
So, I don't know what things I really should select.
Seems to me that the JBoss tools look for the standalone.sh file in the folder ..\jboss-as-web-7.0.2\bin\. If you have a windows version (at least the windows version of OpenSCG http://www.openscg.com/), the *.sh files are not delivered, as they are useless on windows machines (instead the *.bat files are there). I copied the standalone.sh file into this folder from a jboss version that I have downloaded from the jboss website and eclipse recognised the jboss directory without any problem. Probably it's enough to create an empty standalone.sh file in the folder, as it shouldn't be read under windows anyway.
Nevertheless, I cannot fully confirm that this entirely solves the problem, because when I try to starte the server in the server view in eclipse, the server gives an error (An internal error occurred during: "Starting JBoss 7.0 Runtime Server". classToLaunch cannot be null).
FYI: I always delete .sh files because I'm on Windows and Windows does not use them. It seems to me a bad idea to look for files that are otherwise of no use on a particular OS. That being said, I can see the logic of looking for a certain file no matter which OS it's running on.