The download link offered doesn't appear to have the files you say it does.
I was running a halfway decent server before the most recent update. I tried updating my server with the methods you gave. But seeming as the download didn't include what you mentioned (I think) I was unable to do so.
My train of thought led me to; Delete what server data I had, excluding map data and other various notepad saved data, then download the whole new server itself. Unfortunately, the download STILL didn't have everything I need. So, it didn't work either. Please excuse my noobishness. I do the best I can.
I just discovered that "the board attachment quota has been reached." so this is what was included in the download;
minecraft-server : Executable Jar file
Read me : text document (obvs)
Start server : Windows batch file.
I'm having the same problem where the DL doesn't include mentioned files... We need a fix...
for the people getting the "java is not found" error you have your startserver.bat set to
"java -Xms1024M -Xmx1024M -jar Minecraft_Server.jar" instead change it to "%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Java\jre6\bin\java.exe" -Xms1536M -Xmx1536M-jar Minecraft_Server.jar for a 64-bit
and "%ProgramFiles%\Java\jre6\bin\java.exe" -Xms1536M -Xmx1536M -jar Minecraft_Server.jar for 32-bit
of course you can change the -Xms####M -Xmx####M to your desired amount of RAM
make sure u have " around the "%ProgramFiles%\Java\jre6\bin\java.exe" or it will not work
Everyone else doesn't seem to be having problems as early as I am...ugh. Yes, I'm stuck on step 2. There are no files in the .zip archive named "server," let alone two. I use WinRAR now for Minecraft purposes. Should I start using something else...? Or am I completely screwing up?
If you downloaded the 'minecraft-server.zip' file from this tutorial then you have the wrong version of the server software.
Go to www.minecraft.net/download.jsp and download minecraft_server.exe - start it and have your wife connect to your computers internal IP (presuming you're in the same home) - and if you're running the server on the same computer you play from, you simply have to type 'localhost' to connect.. that's it.