By vbkraemer on Aug 22, 2010
Some will call this a new feature. Some will call this a bug fix.
I call it a chance to slap my forehead, really hard, again.
A couple years ago, we made it
really hardIMPOSSIBLE to use NetBeans to create a domain that uses the 'default ports'. The strategy we decided to employ was one that would let users create multiple domains that could run at the same time.
That has changed, today.
If you want to create a domain that can run while another domain is running, you will need to uncheck the 'Use default ports' control. If there is some process active on the default ports (like 4848 or 8080), the dialog opens with 'Use default ports' unselected AND disabled. If you hover over the disabled control, the tool tip will provide more details about the 'problem'.