Installing Railo and ColdFusion on IIS

It has been ages since I've setup ColdFusion with IIS and at my new job we're also using Railo. Last week we worked through the installation process for getting both Adobe ColdFusion and Rail connected to IIS. I thought I'd blog about it here as it may be helpful to others.

Environment

HOSTS File

Edit your hosts file (C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts) and add the following:

Install IIS

IIS Installation

Configure IIS

While you can organize your directories how you like - this guide assumes you have created the two directories under the webroot.

IIS Sites

Install ColdFusion

Install Railo (NOT Express)

Test Railo

<cfdump var="#server#" />

Railo Dump

Configure ColdFusion

ColdFusion Configuration

Test ColdFusion

ColdFusion Dump

Troubleshooting

C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v4.0.30319\aspnet_regiis.exe -i