Installing ColdFusion 8 & 9 on Vista and Windows 7

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I still get asked about installing ColdFusion 8 on Windows 7 and Vista from time to time I remember when Vista SP1 came out and ColdFusion would no longer just "install" like it should and it took a bit of tinkering to come up with the solution. Dale Fraser worked this out for us and it works perfectly on Vista and Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008. This is also the same process for ColdFusion 9.

A little while ago I also created a step by step walk through and here it is: Installing ColdFusion on Windows 7 </ a>

Once that is setup you might like to create addition HOST entries so you access your sites locally via host name rather then http://localhost/site1
Steve Withington has a walkthrough on the process here.

There is sound to this as I step through the process.

If you are interested in Windows Server 2008 and ColdFusion 9 install here is a walk through:


  1. Hopefully the Adobe team is adding is support for Native IIS modules in 9 and will resolve the manual process, as well as increase performance

  2. I know there will be many difficulties and challenges but I am determined to do it. If it does not succeed then it will be a lesson for me as well

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