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Administrator | Adobe ColdFusion 10 | ColdFusion | Connector | General | Hotfix
We have seen that some of you have not been able to get the web server connector working after applying update 14.
We did our investigation and following is our finding.
The connector binaries of ColdFusion 10 update 14 are built on top of VC++ runtime 2012 update 4.
Installation of VC++ runtime requires admin privileges. If the ColdFusion service runs as administrator or system account, the update itself install the VC++ runtime as this account would have installation privileges.
If your ColdFusion service account is not running as administrator or system account, applying the hotfix from administrator can't install VC++ runtime and you will get "500 internal server error" after configuring the connector.
In this case, you need to manually install VC++ runtime 2012 32-bit and/or 64 bit depending on whether Web server is 32-bit or 64-bit.
You can download VC++ runtime here at:
When you install hotfix manually, administrator privileges are enforced and so the installation of VC++ runtime is automatically taken care by the updater.
Administrator | Adobe ColdFusion 11 | Hotfix | Splendor | Updates
In case you are unable to apply the update directly from the ColdFusion Admin, here are some tweaks you can try:-
Start ColdFusion from command line and apply the update
- Stop ColdFusion service or ‘ColdFusion 11 Application Server’ service.
- Launch command prompt with “Run as Administrator” feature.
- Navigate to \ColdFusion11\cfusion\bin\
- Type cfstart.bat and hit enter.
Once the server startup message appears on the prompt, navigate to ColdFusion Admin and apply the update.
Apply the update manually
Apply the “Service startup fix” first and then update 1
- In case the above two suggestions doesn’t work, then first apply the service startup hotfix hf1100-3776060 and then Update 1.
- Download the hotfix from hf1100-3776060.jar
- Place this hotfix at \ColdFusion11\cfusion\lib\updates\
- Restart the ‘ColdFusion 11 Application Service’.
- Navigate to ColdFusion Admin and apply the update.
Note: The above cases are based upon user scenarios/environments. All the other updates should be applied via the ColdFusion Administrator directly.
Administrator | Adobe ColdFusion | Adobe ColdFusion 10 | Adobe ColdFusion 11 | ColdFusion 11
Administrator | Adobe ColdFusion 10 | Adobe ColdFusion 11
We have seen some cases where the user is trying to login to ColdFusion administrator console and CF keeps throwing login page again and again even though user has provided valid credentials. We heard users tried doing something like password reset, restarting the server which even didn't helped solving the issue. So we were curious to find what causing this issue and will discuss some of the issues we came across that occur when attempting to log into the administrator console.
1) One instance where we have seen this issue because of IIS misconfiguration. IIS uses a default list of global MIME types to determine which types of content to serve. If a client requests a MIME type that is not defined on the Web server, IIS returns a 404 error. In this case IIS admin has created a specific web.config file for coldfusion site. If the coldfusion website specific IIS web.config file contains a duplicate mime type which is also present in the IIS global config mime type list it causes an error in IIS. There by IIS blocks all the file extensions (Except cfm and cfc as they were mentioned in IIS handler mappings). Because of this issue sha1.js file didn't get loaded which in turn caused login failure. Removing/Commenting out the duplicate mime type from website specific web.config file resolves the issue.
Assume your website web.config file added additional mime types for file extensions .less and .ttf.
- <mimeMap fileExtension=".less" mimeType="text/plain" />
- <mimeMap fileExtension=".ttf" mimeType="text/plain" />
The above config causes an error because .ttf is already present in the IIS global web.config file. Remove the mimemap for file extension .ttf to resolve the issue.
To add the ColdFusion website to the trusted list
- Navigate to Internet Options Menu
- Select security Tab and select trusted sites icon
- Click Sites button
- Enter ColdFusion website URL (e.g: http://hostname/) and Click add button
- Click Close button.
- Click Ok button to save the changes.
- Reload the webpage and provide your credentials you should be able to login to the admin console.
We will be keep updating this blog if we come across any other issues which prevents user from logging in to the admin console. Also, let us know if you have come across any admin login issues other than which are mentioned above.
Besides the login issue make sure to mandate that ColdFusion administrator runs only on https as specified in lockdown guide.
Links for ColdFusion lockdown guide
Administrator | Adobe ColdFusion | ColdFusion | ColdFusion 11 | General
Silent instllation properties are updated for ColdFusion 11.
You can download the properties file here
Create a new directory and place the installer and the properties files there.
Please make sure to update the usernames/passwords/and flip the different feature flags as per your requirement.
'cd' to the newly created directory where the installer and properties files are placed.
Command to run the silent installation from the terminal is(Change it as per the Installer name).
>ColdFusion_11_WWEJ_win64.exe -f silent.properties
Please make sure that the terminal/command propmt is opened with administartor/root privileges (Open cmd with Run as Administartor option).
Once initiated, installation process runs in the background. Once the installation is complete you can see a log file named Adobe_ColdFusion_11_Install* under the ColdFusion installation home directory.