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Installing ColdFusion on Windows 7 with IIS 7

  Jan 10, 2010     27555 Views      Windows 7 , Adobe , IIS , ColdFusion       Comments (12)   

I have got some problems while installing ColdFusion 8 and configuring IIS7 on my Windows 7 machine. Luckily I got it solved immediately after reading the solution at the web about configuring IIS 7 to work with ColdFusion by Dale Fraser, Paul Kukiel and Sameer Gupta. I don't know why this problem is not yet taken care by Adobe and I heard even with ColdFusion 9 the problem is still exists. Let's hope Adobe will fix this issue with the upcoming ColdFusion 9 Update 1.

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# Brent Frye on Jan 11, 2010 at 1:16 AM

I've installed ColdFusion 9 on 32-bit Windows 7 and the install was flawless, granted you need to ensure the IIS 6 Metabase Compatibility component is installed first, otherwise the ColdFusion connectors cannot interface with IIS 7.

# Web Design Company on Jan 11, 2010 at 1:41 AM

When installing ColdFusion on Vista or on Windows Server 2008 you may receive HTTP 404.3 Error, similar to this one:

HTTP Error 404.3 - Not Found

Additionally if you run ColdFusion Web Server Configuration Tool, you will see a message saying that IIS components are being installed and could take between 2 to 5 minutes of time.

You can resolve this error by making sure that the two required components of IIS are installed on your system. Namely:

1. ISAPI Extensions
2. IIS Metabase and IIS 6 configuration compatibility.

# Akbarsait on Jan 11, 2010 at 3:10 PM

@Brent Frye

Yes I agree. It will be great if Adobe add the support for Native IIS modules in ColdFusion 9 which will really helpful and no need to do this manual process.

# Akbarsait on Jan 11, 2010 at 3:11 PM

@Web Design Company

Thank for posting the information and I have followed the same steps for running ColdFusion in my Windows 7.

# John Sieber on Jan 19, 2010 at 6:05 PM

Thanks for the information as it applied to my Windows Server 2008/CF9 installation as well. ISAPI Extensions were already configured but I needed to add IIS Metabase and IIS 6 configuration compatibility before I could get into my administrator.

# Akbarsait on Jan 20, 2010 at 11:54 PM

@John Sieber
Glad it helps and nice to hear it’s works well with 2008 server.

# MercaLoday on Jan 22, 2010 at 8:13 PM

Thanks, That was just what I need to get CF9 working on Win7!

# windows 7 on Jan 29, 2010 at 7:03 AM


can i install this on windows 7 beta , because i am using windows 7 beta.


# wtc on Jul 15, 2010 at 3:02 PM

Can I install Coldfusion MX7 in Windows 7? Your help will be appreciated.

# Alex on Nov 2, 2010 at 11:15 PM

Thanks....this is exactly what I needed. Forgot to install the ISAPI stuff and the Metabase!

# Tony on Dec 21, 2010 at 10:58 AM

Have a problem of ColdFusion 9 installation in Vista. Cannot start up the administrator, but the Dreamweaver always come up, is this IIS7 problem or ColdFusion bug? Thank you for your help.

# PC support on Feb 2, 2011 at 9:14 AM

I gave up trying to get coldfusion running on my windows machine several months ago, thanks to your post I will give it another go. ta

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