Installing Railo (Windows Server 2008)


Railo is an open source CFML engine that can be used as an alternative to Adobe's ColdFusion. Support for Railo was introduced with the release of Intranet Connections 12.0.2. The following article should help you install Railo on a Windows 2008+ server.


Step One: Install Railo

The Railo Installer will include the Java Development Kit (JDK) and Railo 

Click here to download the Railo Offline Installer.

  1. Unzip the contents of the file
  2. Open a new Command Prompt as Administrator
  3. Using the Admin Command Prompt, run the "Install.bat" Batch file
  4. Allow the Installer to complete, observe "SUCCESS" on the command prompt screen.


Step Two: Configure the Railo Zip/Config File

Upon completing the Railo installation, download the file attached below. Extract the contents of the ZIP package to the IIS web root folder. The default web root location is C:\Inetpub\wwwroot. Next, you will need to make some changes to the NTFS permissions for the IIS web root folder. Take the following steps:

  1. On the web server, locate the IIS web root directory (by default, this will be C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\)
  2. Right-click directory, click Properties and click the Security tab
  3. Click Edit...
  4. Click Add...
  5. Click Locations...
  6. Select the machine name and click OK
  7. In the text area, enter IIS AppPool\DefaultAppPool and click OK
  8. Provide this newly added user with the Read & ExecuteModify, List folder contents, Read, Write permissions
  9. Click Apply then, click OK
  10. Click OK on the final pop-up window

That should complete the Railo installation! As a last step, you will need to set a Railo administrator password, open your browser and visit http://[serverip]/railo-context/admin/web.cfm. Using the form that appears, set a Railo Admin password. Should you encounter any errors, please contact our support team (

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