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Coldfusion 10 install won't start

Apr 18, 2013 2:08 PM

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I downloaded the trial of Coldfusion 10 64 bit for windows and have tried multiple times to open it on my Windows 2008 Server.  When I double click the EXE, the hourglass spins for a few seconds, and then nothing happens.  I've rebooted and the same thing happens.  I have also tried installing the 32-bit version on my windows XP computer and the same thing happens.  What am I doing wrong?  Thanks in advance!

 
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    Apr 18, 2013 3:59 PM   in reply to gregstanley1

    Try "Run as Administrator" rather than double-clicking.

     

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    Apr 18, 2013 4:19 PM   in reply to gregstanley1

    No other suggestions, sorry. I've never had to install it on win2k8, and I am unaware of any intrinsic problem with doing so (nor, it seems, does Google).

     

    In the past I have had the installer file be corrupted during download, and a fresh download has sorted it out. I only ever get this downloading from Adobe, and it's happened more than once.

     

    Maybe download it again.

     

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    Apr 18, 2013 5:01 PM   in reply to gregstanley1

    Hi,

     

    Can you try the following steps:-

     

    Launch Command prompt as Administrator

    Navigate to the installer location and type the name of installer with extension followed by -console and press enter. For eg ColdFusion_10_WWEJ_win64.exe -console

     

    Hope that helps.

     

    Regards,

    Anit Kumar

     
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    Apr 18, 2013 7:45 PM   in reply to Anit Kumar Panda

    Anit, why would this be necessary?

     

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    Apr 19, 2013 7:56 AM   in reply to gregstanley1

    I'm having the same issue.  We picked up a new copy of CF10 2 days ago and while waiting for the package to get here we went ahead and downloaded the version off the Adobe site.  We are running Windows Server 2008 Standard.  This is not Windows Server 2008 R2.  I've done all of the windows updates and made sure the latest version of Java was installed.  The installer WILL not open.  The only way to force it open is using the -console and then once it hits 100% extracting it disappears and nothing else happens.  I'm very frustrated and I'm about to give up and tell Adobe they can take the CF10 back.  I've never had so many problems with installers than I do with adobe products, especially the new stuff.  I'm tempted to move back to CF MX7.

     
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    Apr 19, 2013 8:12 AM   in reply to gregstanley1

    I'm going to try that.  Thank you Greg.  If it works I will let you know.  I've got another server here with Windows Server 2012 but the installer does not work correctly on that one either...

     
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    May 1, 2013 4:19 PM   in reply to Anit Kumar Panda

    I am running windows 2008 server and am having the same issue.

     

    I followed your directions and did the -console trick...

     

    The installer dies after extraction..

     

    anything else I can try... I really need to get this install up...

     

    Thanks!

     
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    May 2, 2013 6:17 AM   in reply to gregstanley1

    It Worked!  No idea why, but it did.  Thanks for the tip I would have never stumbled upon it.

     
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    Aug 26, 2013 2:55 AM   in reply to zonephoto1

    Three months later, this problem is still not solved? I'm surprised, really!

     
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