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How to upgrade Coldfusion 9.0.0 to 9.0.2

Oct 15, 2013 7:05 AM

Do I first need to upgrade to 9.0.1 and then to 9.0.2 or can I go directly from 9.0.0 to 9.0.2? Or is 9.0.2 a fresh install?

 

Thanks,

 

Dave

 
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    Oct 15, 2013 7:23 AM   in reply to dboiler

    Hi Dave,  The topic of 9.0.2 can be kind of confusing it takes some background to explain, Charlie Arehart wrote up a good overview about it here: http://www.carehart.org/blog/client/index.cfm/2013/8/19/understanding_ ColdFusion_9.0.2_a_FAQ

     

    9.0.2 is a fresh install, it is not really meant to be an upgrade from 9.0.0 or 9.0.1. 9.0.2 was created becuase Adobe stopped licensing the Verity Search engine, so in order to have a download for 9.0.x on their site they needed to do this.

     

    If you are currently running 9.0.0 and do not need Verity, then you might find it easiest to install a fresh 9.0.2, but if you want to just upgrade what you have, then I would just install 9.0.1, then Cumulative Hotfix 4 (CHF4), then the additional security patches not included in CHF4. If you install 9.0.2 there will also be security hotfixes to install, and a Cumulitive Hotfix.

     

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    Foundeo Inc. - Makers of HackMyCF & FuseGuard

     
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    Oct 15, 2013 9:54 AM   in reply to Peter Freitag

    Hi,

     

    I've got a similar issue, and of course the Adobe documentation is confusing, incomplete, and overall the worst I have ever seen.I'm trying what seems would be a basic CF setup. I've done this before, but that was before Adobe had 3(?) versions of CF 9.

     

    1. Which installer is 9.0.2 64 bit? URL please to the download. Adobe couldn't have made it more confusing.

     

     

    2. Running IIS 7.5, should I go with the 64 bit version or 32 bit version?

     

    3.  Why are there three versions? Do I have to install 9.0.0 and then 9.0.1 and then 9.0.2.

     

    4.   Is there one document that tells WHICH order, and WHICH specific installers need to be run?

     

    5.  Are the hotfixes and updates included in the 9.0.2 full installer? (that would make sense so my guess is no)

     

    6. What else needs to be done to get CF to install? I ran the web config tool but still no luck.

     

     

    "

    Hi Dave,  The topic of 9.0.2 can be kind of confusing it takes some background to explain, Charlie Arehart wrote up a good overview about it here: http://www.carehart.org/blog/client/index.cfm/2013/8/19/understanding_ ColdFusion_9.0.2_a_FAQ

     

    *  yeah. Adobe really messed this up. I hope someone got fired. (PM of the CF team would be a good start)

     

    9.0.2 is a fresh install, it is not really meant to be an upgrade from 9.0.0 or 9.0.1. 9.0.2 was created becuase Adobe stopped licensing the Verity Search engine, so in order to have a download for 9.0.x on their site they needed to do this.

     

    * Where is the link to the 9.0.2 64 bit installer? How can I be sure I have the right one? (win 64 bit)

     

     

    If you are currently running 9.0.0 and do not need Verity, then you might find it easiest to install a fresh 9.0.2

     

    , but if you want to just upgrade what you have, then I would just install 9.0.1, then Cumulative Hotfix 4 (CHF4), then the additional security patches not included in CHF4. If you install 9.0.2 there will also be security hotfixes to install, and a Cumulitive Hotfix.

     

     

    * .good grief.are those steps required if you do a fresh install of 9.0.2?

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    What other steps must be taken to get it working on IIS 7.5

     

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    Can someone point me to some documentation on how to install CF 9 on IIS 7.5 Windows 2008 R2?

     

    Apparently, running the installer and web config tool isn't good enough. I've seen lots of folks having diffin culties with this. I tried the basic method, I tried the complicated lock down method (suggested since CF now is just garbage when it comes to having "flaws").  Surely there is one installer with a set of instructions that actually works.

     

    What am I missing in IIS? What steps are not included in Adobe's docs?

     


    Why has Adobe failed so miserably? and how can I INSTALL COLDFUSION ON IIS.

     
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    Oct 15, 2013 10:03 AM   in reply to illiquent

    If someone could please send me  a complete guide to installing cf 9 on windows 2008, I'd be very appreciative of seeing a link or something. It seems like it should be straightforward, but I'm stumped.

     

    Adobe is evil and they must be destroyed.

     
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    Oct 15, 2013 10:38 AM   in reply to illiquent

    1) Which installer is 9.0.2 64 bit? 

     

    Go here: https://www.adobe.com/support/coldfusion/downloads_updates.html#cf9 and click on the one that says "ColdFusion 9 Windows 64 bit installer" 

     

    2) Running IIS 7.5 should I have the 64 bit version or the 32 bit version? 

     

    If your hardware and OS are 64 bit then you should also run the 64 bit version of ColdFusion, the only reason to choose 32 bit might be compatibility with native components (eg C++ CFX tags or COM objects). 

     

    3) Why are 3 versions? 

     

    See my previous answer, but in short if you want 9.0.2 then just start there, you can't download 9.0.0 anymore because it contains verity which Adobe no longer licenses. 

     

    4) Which order do installers need to be run? 

     

    If you want 9.0.2 then just install 9.0.2, then CHF1, then security updates. 

     

    5) Are hotfixes included in 9.0.2 installer 

     

    Not all hotfixes are included in 9.0.2 installer, any hotfixes that have come out after 9.0.2 was released are not included in the installer. 

     

    6) What else do you need to do to get CF to install? 

     

    When you install IIS you need to make sure the ASP.NET, CGI, ISAPI role services are installed as well, the installer should tell you this though. If you are using the 9.0.0 installer that doesn't support IIS 7, you have to install IIS6 compatibility to get it to work, the 9.0.2 installer does support IIS7 however. If you are still having issues you might want to start a new thread related to the issues you are having.

     
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    Oct 15, 2013 11:35 AM   in reply to Peter Freitag

    Thanks very much. I'll review the steps you list see how it goes.

    I am re-reading the lockdown guide you wrote, and more than likely will be signing up for a foundeo account soon.

     

    I know I've bought a couple of your books in the past, and should probably do so again.

    Adobe should give you a cash bonus. Without users like you to help, people would abandon CF

     

    Thanks

     
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    Oct 15, 2013 11:53 AM   in reply to illiquent

    Thanks I appreciate the kind words :)

     

    I wasn't going to toot my own horn too much but since you mentioned our service, I'll chime in that once you install 9.0.2 you can just connect with the HackMyCF probe to see which hotfixes and security hotfixes you are missing. It will give you a nice listing in order with dates and links to each one.

     
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    Oct 15, 2013 12:20 PM   in reply to Peter Freitag
    1. A couple more questions. They all pertain to a cf9 setup on windows 2008.

     

    The "run as account" that should be setup.

     

    Is that a normal windows user?  (ie cfusion, iisservice)

    I see that a run as account type is done through "operations manager"?

    I can't seem to find that. Is it something to download, or MS has hidden it well.

    can a "run as Acct type" be created without the "operations manager"

    I hope so, cause I dont seem to have that "feature"

     

    The partion that is created for CF

    Do all CF sites and CFadmin directory get put here? Or just CF?

     

     

     

    Should I just ignore the "lockdown" until I get it working on basic setup?

    At this point I just want a working server. Someone else can deal with it when it gets hacked.

    I don't expect CF to be secure at this point, since Adobe keeps adding "features" (vulnerabilities and bugs_

     
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    Oct 15, 2013 1:09 PM   in reply to Peter Freitag

    That sounds sweet. I wish you made the installer for Adobe, It'd probably at least work

     
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