I'm having a problem trying to set up my first web app with Tomcat 5.5 and IntelliJ. The web app compiles fine in IntelliJ, and I can copy it over to the server and it works fine (it's just a simply hello world servlet).
The problem is that I can't get IntelliJ to deploy the app to the server. The installer didn't come with the catalina.bat file but that was easily resolved by my own batch file, so IntelliJ can now start and stop Tomcat just fine. The problem is that deploying the project does ABSOLUTELY nothing at all. It doesn't deploy or undeploy anything when I click the buttons -- no files are changed, added, or modified in the Tomcat installation or webapp root. But IntelliJ gives an "OK" icon.
I can't figure how how to get IntelliJ to do anything for the deployment. As I said, the exploded directory that is created is correct -- if I copy it to Tomcat it works. If I have IntelliJ generate a WAR file the WAR file can be deployed by hand without a problem.
So what am I missing? How can I get IntelliJ to integrate with Tomcat?