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Either the Macromedia application server(s) are unreachable or none of them has a mapping to process

Aug 1, 2012 8:09 AM

We have an IIS install on Windows R2 Standard with a few different websites, 2 of which use ColdFusion 9 successfully.


I've added a new website, but could not get CF to work, getting the message above. To troubleshoot, I've done the following:


  • Restarted the web server
  • Manually adding the mappings for cfm, cfml, cfc, cfr etc. and restarted the webserver
  • Removed the mappings, restarted, then readded


These are the mappings that were in the other 2 websites (I also incrementally increased the numbers to avoid duplicates):


*.cfm, C:\ColdFusion9\runtime\lib\wsconfig\jrun_iis6.dll, AboMapperCustom-27348

*.cfml, C:\ColdFusion9\runtime\lib\wsconfig\jrun_iis6.dll, AboMapperCustom-27349

*.cfc, C:\ColdFusion9\runtime\lib\wsconfig\jrun_iis6.dll, AboMapperCustom-27350

*.cfr, C:\ColdFusion9\runtime\lib\wsconfig\jrun_iis6.dll, AboMapperCustom-27351

*.cfswf, C:\ColdFusion9\runtime\lib\wsconfig\jrun_iis6.dll, AboMapperCustom-27352


Not sure what I am doing wrong and what worse - not sure where to find information to help troublshooting.


TIA to anyone who can point me in the right direction.

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    Aug 19, 2012 9:26 PM   in reply to Beards247

    Let me make some guesses: is this is 9.0.1 or above, on IIS 7 (not running in IIS 6 compatibility mode), and had you chosen to add “all sites” when installing CF or later running the web server config tool? If so, it used to be that in doing that, any newly added site would inherit CF settings, but with the above configuration you can no longer rely on that. Instead, you have to rerun the web server config tool to again add “all sites”.


    This is indeed a radical change in behavior from prior release. It is in fact discussed in the installer (if you do “all sites” during installation), as well as in the CF Admin and Config manual, and in the online help for the CF admin. But there’s not too much talk about it, so people only trip over it when they move to IIS 7 (and 9.0.1 or above, which was the first release to formally support IIS 7 other than in IIS 6 compat mode.)


    Let us know if that helps, or if, perhaps this is NOT the problem, in which case it could be any number of things. Even then, if you run the web server config tool and connect that site to CF (or again redo the “all sites” config), does it help?



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