Friday, September 11, 2009

Installing ColdFusion on IIS 7 + Configure IIS for ColdFusion in Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008

HTTP_Error_404.3_ColdFusion_on_IIS_7

When installing ColdFusion on Vista or on Windows Server 2008 you may receive HTTP 404.3 Error, similar to this one:

HTTP Error 404.3 - Not Found

The page you are requesting cannot be served because of the extension configuration. If the page is a script, add a handler. If the file should be downloaded, add a MIME map.

Additionally if you run ColdFusion Web Server Configuration Tool, you will see a message saying that IIS components are being installed and could take between 2 to 5 minutes of time.

You can resolve this error by making sure that the two required components of IIS are installed on your system. Namely:

  1. ISAPI Extensions
  2. IIS Metabase and IIS 6 configuration compatibility.

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