I just faced the same "Problem" myself today and i did this to make it work:
doubleclick on your server-tab at the bottom area of CFB ->(the config. windows pops up)
Click next, fill in server root directory at the bottom (was empty in my config., can be a mapped network drive, like Z:\ in my case)
click on the mapping tab at the top, insert the same for local and remote path and click add
(e.g.: i entered z:\yourcoldfusionrootdir\projektdir)
worked for me !
Hmm... Gave that a spin but still no browsing. I can't believe this is so difficult. Why back in my day you could set up Homesite in 30 seconds! Dang newfangled whatchamacalits. Humbug...
Did you follow the instructions in the docs - http://help.adobe.com/en_US/ColdFusionBuilder/Using/WS0ef8c004658c1089-38317734121cdfd5fd3 -7ffd.html - or just make it up as you go along?
What's happening instead of what you're expecting to happen?
To answer your question, as I stated in my original post, I would like to be able to 'Browse' a cfm file within Builder. IE, click the Firefox or IE tab (next to the 'Source' tab) and see how my code looks as a web page. When I try, however, the screen is just gray. No error, no nothin, and definitely no fun.
As I stated, the RDS stuff is all working so I'm connecting to the server. The way my workstation sees my server is outlined in my original post. How does that translate to the fields in the server config of builder? Following the doc you pointed out doesn't work for me for some reason.
Can you browse to the site using an external browser using the URL you are giving to CFB?
Also, it might be good to ask these questions on the CFB forum - http://forums.adobe.com/community/labs/coldfusionbuilder - because the CFB dev team monitor that one.
To be honest, the internal browser in CFB has never worked for me, because it balks at the fact that my project files are in a different location to my source code (which makes sense, because a CFB project has nothing to do with the source code of my app, so why would they be in the same place?), which is something I have raised with the CFB dev team but not had any feedback about.
I just use an external browser.
But, anyway, I reckon if you repeat your question on the CFB forum, the guys there will help you out.
(Sorry, would have mentioned this last time round, but didn't notice you weren't already posting it there... I get email from all the forums into one mailbox)
Good tip - didn't realize there was a forum over there. Thanks!