Installing coldFusion 8 on IIS7 in Windows 2008 Server

Having ColdFusion run on the new Windows Server 2008 server under IIS 7 is pretty easy, however you have to have the right components installed. Windows 2008 uses lots of routines from Vista, so installs are really easy, and in this version, instead of installing everything, and then disabling the features, 2008 simpy doesnt install […]
Last updated: March 12, 2012

Having ColdFusion run on the new Windows Server 2008 server under IIS 7 is pretty easy, however you have to have the right components installed. Windows 2008 uses lots of routines from Vista, so installs are really easy, and in this version, instead of installing everything, and then disabling the features, 2008 simpy doesnt install them. This is nice to see, we now get a screen that asks you to select the features you wish to use on this server. Tick the boxes for IIS and you have a website server. To get ColdFusion running on the same machine, you need to do the following:

  • Install 2008 server
  • Add the Web Server (IIS) role
  • Select ISAPI Filters
  • Select IIS 6 Management Compatability

Restart IIS and Install ColdFusion as normal. Everything should be working just fine.

Duncan Isaksen-Loxton

Educated as a web developer, with over 20 years of internet based work and experience, Duncan is a Google Workspace Certified Collaboration Engineer and a WordPress expert.

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