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Installing the ColdFusion MX Server

This tutorial takes you through two items and considers the establishment of the ColdFusion connector to the Internet Information Server. Some peculiar problems that may arise in a Windows system using multiple languages are also discussed. A future article will be devoted to the use of this software on Java Web servers.

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By: Jayaram Krishnaswamy
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July 06, 2005
  1. · Installing the ColdFusion MX Server
  2. · Installation of the application
  3. · Items that should be verified after the installation
  4. · Uninstalling the application
  5. · Conclusions

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Installing the ColdFusion MX Server - Installation of the application
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Install the ColdFusion MX application software after downloading it from their website, shown in the next picture. Make sure you choose Windows OS and the English language if you are in an English speaking country. Click the executable to start the installer. You have options to buy, or download one for trial. The software uses the InstallAnywhere software to install and uninstall.

You will be asked to click the start page, where you will see the language you have chosen while downloading.

When you click OK to the above screen, you will bring up the wizard that will guide you through the rest of the installation. The menu on the left frame shows the various activities you will be guided through. Click NEXT.

In this screen you will be agreeing to the license terms and the version you want to use. Click NEXT.

For working with IIS 5.0, choose this option. Click NEXT. If you want to run the application server with an Apache Server or other Java Web server, you may choose the other options in this dialogue.

Accept the Default Directory and click NEXT.

You may accept the default even if you have just one IIS Web server. If you want, you may choose particular sites to be configured. Click NEXT.

If your default website is configured for C:\inetpub\wwwroot, then this is the root directory of your website, and this is where you should store your ColdFusion Administrator Files. Click NEXT.

Now is the time to bring up your notebook and write down the password you are going to use for interacting with the Administrator Panel.This is a very important step.

Here you will see the installation details. Click Install. It will take a while to install.

The installation is now complete.

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