Was running CF5 on developer PC, WinXP, IIS, SQL Server with
no problems. Went to upgrade to CFMX 7. So uninstalled CF5, did a
clean install of CF7, Server Install, with IIS.
Install went fine, but when asked to run the "Getting Started
Experience" or "CF Administrator", Internet Explorer prompts me for
UserID and Password (not the CF Admin password). Also, I can access
any .HTML pages on my CFM web site, but when trying to access any
.CFM pages, I get the same promt in IE, for a UserID and Password.
Can anyone advise how to correct this? Seems I went through
something similar 4 years ago when installing CF5, but can't
remember the solution. Appreciate any help/advice, am totally
frozen until I can access .CFM pages. Thank you.
Leith Tussing, Sep 6, 2006 7:43 AM
Finally got the problem solved. I had a feeling it had
something to do with NTFS security settings. I was missing one
setting: I didn't have a "SERVER\USERS RX" setting in the
C:\CFusionMX7 root folder. When I added this, I could run .CFM
pages, and more importantly continue with the installation of the
program where it "configures" the CF Web Server and installs the
documentation in the "WEBROOT\CFIDE\GETTINGSTARTED" folder.
Before this, I spent nearly 3 hours trying to "duplicate" the
NTFS settings from a laptop I have, which is successfully running
CF7. But I was focusing my efforts on the C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\cfide
and other folders in the wwwroot section. I must have
added/adjusted dozens of users, settings and authorizations
(restarting the CF Server in SERVICES each time), but to no avail.
It was only when I realized that the C:\CFusionMX7 folder was
new (compared to the C:\CFUSION folder with CF5) and needed
additional NTFS authorities. I added Administrators, myself,
System, and a few others. But to no avail. It was only after
performing many "searches" on these forums that I found an article
where someone mentioned you needed to have a SERVER\USERS RX added
to NTFS authorities in the C:\CFusionMX7 root folder. So when I
added this, everything works, and I can run .CFM pages without
getting prompted for a UserID and Password. The rest of the
installation of CF7 finished, then I added the data sources, and
we're up and running.
WHEW, what a mess. I only wish the CF7 installation
documentation covered some of these types of issues, which I'm sure
a lot of people must deal with at some point. Anyway, all is well
(for the time being). Thank you.
Just a note on this. Having the USERS group with permissions
on the cfusionmx7 directory is a little more permissive then we
would like so we've tried various other groups/users that are less
likely to give unneeded permission access. During installation you
can give the IUSR_servername & IIS_WPG account read/write to
the inetpub & cfusionmx7 directory. Once installation is done
you can remove the write permissions and leave just the RX
permissions. However if you run into a couple other issues once
you've locked it down like that there is another tech doc that
refers to a dir inside of cfusionmx7 that might need write