Installing ColdFusion on IIS 7

Posted: February 1, 2011 in ColdFusion Servers

If you install a ColdFusion server under IIS 7 with default options, which is included with Windows 7, you will probably get a 500 error and less hair on your head.

The problem lies with a few IIS options you need to install.

For Windows 7:

  1. Uninstall ColdFusion if you already have it installed
  2. Open Control Panel > Programs
  3. Select “Turn Windows features on or off”
  4. If “Internet Information Service” is not checked, then check it
  5. Check “IIS Metabase and IIS 6 configuration compatibility” under “Web Management Tools” > “IIS 6 Management Compatibility”
  6. Check “ISAPI Extensions” under “World Wide Web Services” > “Application Development Features”
  7. Select “OK” to install these features
  8. Install ColdFusion
  1. Jesse Bethke says:

    You can skip the uninstall/reinstall of Coldfusion by simply running the Web Server Configuration Tool found in the start menu after installing the IIS6 Metabase. This tool will re-add the proper handles in IIS7. This fix works with both Coldfusion 8 & 9.

  2. Cory says:

    This was really helpful! Thanks!

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