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Can you please let me know the location of the CFIDE/Administrator?
If the same is under \inetpub\webroot\ then please specify the webserver port as 80.
Also, make sure that you have stopped the service 'ColdFusion 9 Application server' from services.msc. Alternatively select, 'Use Windows service to start\stop the server' while defining the server.
Thanks for your response. The path is c:\inetpub\wwwroot\CFIDE/Administrator
Following your instruction: "If the same is under \inetpub\webroot\ then please specify the webserver port as 80." I got a server running under c:\ColdFusion9\wwwroot\. Both localhost/ and 127.0.0.1/ serve files from this folder.
My CF Administrator is still located at http://127.0.0.1/CFIDE/administrator/index.cfm. The \CFIDE folder is under inetpub\wwwroot.
So far, so good.
ColdFusion will serve CFM templates from c:\ColdFusion9\wwwroot\, but if I open one of these files using Builder, it won't display under the browser preview - it's simply white. I'm having difficulty understanding how to create projects and to create or edit anything.
I have prior experience, from back in the version 4 and 5 days. I loved Studio and Homesite, so I'm not totally unfamiliar.
Now that you've helped me get a server set up under Builder, I'm going to go to some help I found in Ben Forta's blog on creating projects and configuration.
If anyone has any quick advice, I would certainly appreciate. While I'd love to be able to switch among several projects in different subfolders, I'll settle for just one at this point.
I finally got my site set up under inetpub/wwwroot. It took several uninstalls and reinstalls, then jiggering with connectors and servers, etc. I certainly hope someone has a book on the way for Coldfusion Builder that gives adequate discussion to the various parameters, settings and interactions. Some of us, including me, would spend time with a thorough manual attempting to solve our problems ourselves. For more knowledgeable users, this level of detail probably isn't necessary. For less-experienced users, however, its lack can be a nightmare.One of the seling points and one that I appreciated about CF 4.0 was that I didn't need very much knowledge about servers to become productive. I guess that's changed more recently.
Thanks so much for your help.
Jack / Sagar / Anyone else who will benefit,
If my understanding is correct, I saw that you previously had IIS 7 server installed. To have your browser preview page work with coldfusion builder, IIS must be told the bindings for this setup.
Here is how to do this:
Open IIS Manager, select your current default website, (If that is what your currently running on - otherwise select whichever website is your default currently), and click the bindings link on the right side under the 'Actions' interface area. At this point you should click the ADD button, enter 127.0.0.1 as your IP address, and port 80 as your port number. For simplicity name it localhost and click OK. Close the Site bindings, then under the "Manage Web Site" heading click restart to make sure your new settings are in effect. Your browser preview page should now work with your IIS 7, and your /wwwroot/.
I realize you found your answer though install / reinstall, I just wanted to add some steps to those who also have this issue, and hope they benefit.
Hope this helps someone! =)