3 Replies Latest reply on Aug 19, 2012 9:17 PM by charlie@carehart.org

    wsconfig drops CFIDE virtual directory


      We are running into an issue when adding sites using the wsconfig tool.  Here's our setup: Windows 2k8 R2, IIS 7.5, CF 9 multiserver configuration with 4 instances running.


      We have a site all setup in IIS with a virtual directory created for CFIDE (points to c:\inetpub\wwwroot\cfide, the default/install path for cfide).  We then go into the wsconfig tool (Run As Administrator) and add this new site to an instance.  Immediately the CFIDE virtual directory disappears within IIS, whether we choose to restart IIS or not.  We check the "configure server for ColdFusion box" when adding.


      I've checked the wsconfig.log, but it shows nothing, no errors, just one line "[date] [time] info Macromedia JRun 4.0 (Build 108858)" - that's it.  Everything else is fine, adds all the correct handler mappings, etc. and the site works fine, just missing cfide virtual directory which is needed as we use a couple CF tags that load JS files under there to work...


      We go in afterwards and re-add the CFIDE virtual directory and it seems to stick unless we mess with wsconfig again, so we have a work-around, just an extra step and puzzled as to why this would happen.  We have hundreds of sites to setup, so would save some time to fix this.


      Anyone else ever run across this situation before?

        • 1. Re: wsconfig drops CFIDE virtual directory
          charlie@carehart.org Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          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.





          • 2. Re: wsconfig drops CFIDE virtual directory
            cfarleyaz Level 1

            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.

            • 3. Re: wsconfig drops CFIDE virtual directory
              charlie@carehart.org Adobe Community Professional & MVP

              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.