NetBeansVWPUserFAQInstall Creator VWP
Can I install NetBeans with Visual Web Pack side-by-side with Java Studio Creator 2?
Yes, NetBeans with Visual Web Pack can co-exist with Sun Java Studio Creator 2 update 1 (or earlier releases). Creator 2 is bundled with Sun Java System Application Server 8.2. Visual Web Pack works with Sun Java System Application Server 9 U1 for Java EE5 Support. You could install the NetBeans 5.5 and AppServer 9 Bundle to work with Java EE 5 Projects. If you plan to have both Application Servers (8.2 and 9) installed on your machine, you should have the first Server running (say 8.2) so that AppServer 9 installer automatically picks up a non-conflicting port. You can even run both VWP and Creator 2 at the same time without conflict. However, be sure you do not attempt to access the same source directories from the different versions and across multiple instances of the IDE: the project structure has changed.