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Hard time getting CF to work on Vista

Jun 13, 2007 4:29 PM

I have been working on an XP machine, with DW8 and CF installed, no problems. Please bear with me, because my skill level in server configurations is very basic.

In one day, I purchased a new Vista OS laptop, and then installed Adobe CS3, with Coldfusion 7 developer download from the website.

CS3 seemed to install without a problem. When I went to install the CF 7 download, it appeared to install fine. BUT, when I go to DW now, it will not process any code that is dynamic. It won't create any recordsets, etc. It won't even bring up the Databases panel without giving me an error that says "Access to temp.html was denied" or "Access to _mmServerScript\_notes\dwsync.xml was denied".

I've very frustrated. Any ideas what has/hasn't happened?

I've tried to install the IIS server in the control panel, but am not really sure what it does. I've also uninstalled it. And have reinstalled/uninstalled CF several times. No luck.

I've also followed these directions by Heidi to the letter, with no luck???

Thanks,
Stephen
Tallahassee, FL

 
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    Aug 11, 2007 10:29 AM   in reply to sbsmithfl
    I have been struggling for days - literally - trying to get CF 7 installed on a vista machine. Every time I solved one issue (so many very informative posts on this forum) another half dozen would pop up. After spending days on this with no concrete results, I am finally giving up and am going to trial the CF 8 version, which states it will run under vista.
     
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    Aug 11, 2007 9:29 PM   in reply to sbsmithfl
    In article <f4pukl$dha$1@forums.macromedia.com> "sbsmithfl"
    <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote:
    > In one day, I purchased a new Vista OS laptop, and then installed
    > Adobe CS3, with Coldfusion 7 developer download from the website.

    Vista is not a supported platform for ColdFusion 7.
    > without giving me an error that says "Access to temp.html was
    > denied" or "Access to _mmServerScript\_notes\dwsync.xml was denied".

    This looks like Vista permissions problems. By default, user accounts
    don't seem to have permission to write to c:\inetpub\wwwroot on Vista.
    I haven't (yet) figured out how to change that (I'm very new to Vista
    myself) so I simply run programs as administrator to write to that
    directory. Instead of just clicking on DW to start it, right-click and
    Run As Administrator... Then it should be able to write to wwwroot.
    Worked for my for Notepad :)

    I'm *not* recommending this from a security point of view. Much better
    to figure out how to change the permissions on the wwwroot directory
    so you don't need administrator access!
    > I've very frustrated. Any ideas what has/hasn't happened?

    Well, you bought Vista... Like I say, I'm new to Vista as well and
    whilst I dislike it less than I disliked XP, I find it more
    frustrating in terms of security. That's why I normally use a Mac :)

    Sean Corfield
    An Architect's View -- < http://corfield.org/>

    --
    I'm using an evaluation license of nemo since 67 days.
    You should really try it!
    http://www.malcom-mac.com/nemo

     
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    Aug 12, 2007 6:50 AM   in reply to sbsmithfl
    I finally did install CF 8 (the trial version) last night. However, after launching CF admistrator, I'm still getting IIS errors. This is the error:

    HTTP 404.2

    The page you are requesting cannot be served because of the ISAPI and CGI restriction list settings on the web server.

    Which of the .dll files is missing from the scripts? Does anyone know what's happening here? Thanks!
     
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    Aug 12, 2007 10:38 PM   in reply to ssailer
    Hi

    The error code 404.2 means Web service extension lockdown policy prevents this request.
    There are few security restriction will encounter if you are not configured IIS in admin mode in vista or xp.

    If you let us know which version of Windows <vista or xp> will be able to tell you what exactly the problem is because there are many difference from IIS5.1 to IIS 7 in ISAPI extension configuration.

    Thank You
    Kiran Sakhare
     
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    Aug 13, 2007 5:29 AM   in reply to sbsmithfl
    I was able to add the correct script maps under the handler mapping area and it's working fine now. I hope CF 8 continues to work well with Vista.
     
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