ColdFusion 10 Install Instructions

ColdFusion 10 Install Instructions

Prior to installing ColdFusion 10, you will need to install IIS (Server 2003 Instructions, Server 2008, Server 2008 R2 Instructions). Apart from the default IIS role services selected, the following role services need to be installed for the ColdFusion 10 software to run:

  • .NET Extensibility
  • CGI
  • ISAPI Extensions
  • ISAPI Filters
Beyond that, if you have plans to synchronize the intranet with Active Directory, you will need to enable the 'Windows Authentication' role service as well. After installing IIS, you'll be ready to go with the ColdFusion install. Please follow the instructions provided in the installation presentation below.

Should you decide to operate the intranet in an AD synchronized environment; using IIS Manager, please make sure to enable both Windows and Anonymous authentication on the CFIDE and jakarta virtual directories.

Common ColdFusion Installation Issues/Errors

Issue #1 -- Web server not configured to display ColdFusion pages



  1. Check and ensure that the required IIS Role Services have been installed (see above for required role services)
  2. Once the IIS role services have been verified as being correct, click Start > All Programs > Adobe > ColdFusion 10 > Web Server Configuration Tool
  3. Select any IIS web sites that appear in the web server configuration pop-up and click Remove
  4. Click OK to any prompts that may appear
  5. Click Add and select Configure web server for ColdFusion 10 applications 
  6. Agree to any prompts that may come up
  7. Re-try accessing the accessing the troublesome page

Issue #2 -- Web server not configured to run 32-bit sites



  1. Open IIS Manager on the web server (click Start > Administrative Tools > Internet Information Services 7.0 (IIS) Manager)
  2. Expand the top server node
  3. Click Application Pools
  4. Right-click DefaultAppPool
  5. Click Advanced Settings
  6. Set Enable 32-Bit Applications to True
  7. Click OK
  8. Re-try accessing the troublesome page
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