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:


    Press Done to quit the installer.


    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.