Cfarleyaz, you say you’re on “CF 9”, but can you be more specific? Technically, only CF 9.0.1 and above (9.0.2 or 10) supports IIS 7. If you’re on CF9.0, then Adobe does not formally support you running CF with IIS 7, except in IIS 6 compatibility mode. People got it to work, but it involved manual steps (perhaps including dealing what you’re noticing).
If you are experiencing what you are with CF 9.0.1 or above, then let us know if you are running IIS in IIS 6 compat mode? It may make a difference in what someone may propose to help.
While we’re on the subject, folks should note that things are indeed quite different about CF web server config with IIS 7 and CF 9.01 and above. For instance, it no longer works that newly created sites inherit the settings from the “all web sites” configuration. Instead (as discussed in the CF 9.0.1 doc, Configuring and Administering CF9), you have to rerun the web server config tool each time you add a new site (that you want to connect to CF).
Hope that’s helpful.
Sorry I should have added the specific version, it is 9.0.1 (specifically 9,0,1,274733), with the update level at hf901-00005.jar & it is CF Enterprise. The servers are also running an upgraded version of JVM (1.6.0_24) if that matters. We are running IIS 6 compat mode (fairly sure we always get that prompt when adding anything in wsconfig), because we use SMTP under IIS 6 to send out mail.
Ok, thanks for clarifying. You say, “fairly sure we always get that prompt when adding anything in wsconfig”. First, what prompt do you mean? And do you mean, “when you connect a site to CF in the web server config tool”?
All that said (and regardless of how you may answer), I don’t myself understand why you’d see the CFIDE “disappear”. Hopefully someone else may be able to add more, now that we’ve got a little more insight into your setup.