So I thought I’d spend my New Year’s Day messing around with some new CF10 features (namely sockets) on my development server with a 30-day-trial/developer edition to see if it’s something worth upgrading to this year, even though I’ve yet to find a single use relevant to any of my clients or any of the applications I’m creating (maybe I’ll find one right?).
I’m no IT admin, but I’m very adept with my way around Windows 2008 [R2] having used a Windows/IIS environment since Windows 2000 Server. I’ve also never had a problem with a CF install… to the point where I was comfortable enough with CF that with CF9 I wasn’t afraid to tinker with settings. Honestly, I don’t do anything special… I use a standalone instance of CF.
So when the “Cannot configure IIS connector” error popped up, it was no big deal to Google the error, open up the server roles and add the additional .NET services I was missing (I already had CGI installed for use with PHP… was just missing the others)… understandable.
I finished the installation with no problems. I clicked the done button to launch the configuration wizard and got a 500 internal server error.
I did a bit of my own troubleshooting and quickly discovered the ColdFusion service didn’t start. I also couldn’t manually start it. No biggy… server reboot… the service started… same 500 error. Read more