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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 - Items that should be verified after the installation
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Installation of any application adds files to the hard drive, to the registry, and to other dependencies. These should be verified after the installation so that it will be possible to find out what went wrong with an installation. The most useful items are the installation log files, and the verification of whether the necessary services are indeed installed. Sometimes it may be necessary to start the services if they have not already started on their own.

You should see the CFusion MX folder in your C:\ drive as shown. Note that the wwwroot folder is not the same as the IIS website's root folder. It is the default Web root directory for the built-in Web server. When this application is uninstalled, the files in the runtime are not removed by the uninstaller, and should be manually removed.

You should see the CFMX administrator's folder in your IIS Web server, as seen here.

You should see the three services shown in the next screen shot. If the application server is not running, your web pages with the CF specific tags will not be processed. If the ODBC server and agents are not running, your database applications will not work. Note that the ODBC as used in Cold Fusion is not created from the Window's ODBC Data Source Administrator, but from the ColdFusion MX's administrator panel. If you want to use the ODBC created using the ODBC Data Source Administrator, then you should use a separate driver in the Cold Fusion MXs administrator panel.

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