Thursday, July 15, 2010

Installing ColdFusion 9.0.1 Update

Some people might face a problem when installing ColdFusion update on their Windows 2008 Server. This is because they will have to remove ColdFusion 9 connector settings and IIS6 Metabase Compatability from IIS 7.

So, here is what you need to do to update your CF 9:


  1. Remove existing ColdFusion connectors from IIS 7.
  2. Shutdown ColdFusion services
  3. Run the installer (downloaded in step one)
    You'll note that after installation you'll get a message like this one:
    Congratulations. Adobe ColdFusion 9.0.1 has been successfully installed to:

       C:\ColdFusion9

    Press Done to quit the installer.

    Notes
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    Solr Server has been upgraded. Reindex all the collections.

    Connector has been upgraded. If you use IIS 6 Management Compatibility, to use IIS 7 support, unconfigure (already configured) websites.
    Then uncheck all IIS 6 Management Compatibility options (Start > Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features > Turn Windows features on or off > Internet Information Services > Web Management Tools) and then reconfigure all your configured websites using wsconfig tool. Ensure that unconfiguring of the websites is done before you disable IIS 6 Mangement Compatibility options.

    Note that this step is not mandatory. You have the option to continue using IIS 6 Management Compatibility.
  4. Start 'Server Manager' from Control Panel/Administrative Tools
  5. Scroll to 'Roles Summary' and Click on Web Server (IIS). (shown below)
  6. You will see a screen similar to the one below. The image below shows three sections: Events, System Services and Role Services.
  7. Since we have to remove specific services from Web Server (IIS) - click on 'Remove Role Services'
  8. You will see a window like the one below. Uncheck, IIS 6 Metabase Compatability and IIS 6 Management Console.
  9. When you uncheck, you might see a message saying that there are dependent services. Don't bother if it talks about IIS6 related services. Simple click 'Remove Dependent Role Services'. See below:
  10. Go ahead and finish the removal process.
  11. When the feature is removed, you will get confirmation (may get an error - just ignore). You will be asked to restart your windows server - click yes.
  12. Once your server completes the reboot, run the WSConfig.exe under Start menu > Adobe ColdFusion 9.
  13. Click 'Add' - a pop up window will appear that looks like the one below:
  14. Select the Configure web server for ColdFusion applications option, and click OK.
  15. Click ok.
  16. Now restart your IIS7 and you're done.

I hope this helps. If you face any issues, let me know.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

ColdFusion 9.0.1 Update Now Available

Adobe released update for ColdFusion 9 yesterday. I have installed the update on my server running Windows Server 2008 with IIS 7.

This update now supports running ColdFusion with IIS7 without installing IIS6 Metabase Compatibility. Finally! IIS7 is almost 4 years old!

Download the update from: http://www.adobe.com/support/coldfusion/downloads_updates.html#cf9

Note: If you are running IIS7 with IIS6 Metabase Compatibility, then you'll have to remove IIS6 MC and that will require a restart of the server.

This update is recommended as it includes many bug-fixes and security hot-fixes.

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