Pete Freitag Pete Freitag

ColdFusion 5 on Windows .NET Enterprise Server RC1

Published on January 13, 2003
By Pete Freitag

I tried installing CF5 a the release candidate of Microsoft's next server platform .NET Server, the results - negative. Ofcourse my first hint should have been when I first ran setup.exe it told me I was attempting to install ColdFusion on an unrecognized version of windows. I clicked continue anyways, and the install seamed to go smooth. I had to pick "Other Web Server" because IIS 6 wasn't detected (I planned to use apache). After rebooting I received numerous popup windows with the message:
Event Type:	Information
Event Source:	Application Popup
Event Category:	None
Event ID:	26
Date:		1/13/2003
Time:		1:02:12 PM
User:		N/A
Application popup: wsm.exe - Unable To Locate Component : 
This application has failed to start because WINSTRM.dll was not found. 
Re-installing the application may fix this problem. 

For more information, see Help and Support Center at
After stopping ColdFusion services the popups stopped. I will work on this some more, but if you have gotten ColdFusion 5 to work on .NET server let me know. I also plan to try installing CFMX on it. I'll post the results when I do.

ColdFusion 5 on Windows .NET Enterprise Server RC1 was first published on January 13, 2003.


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I followed Mike's suggestion, and disabled CF Monitoring Service, which eliminated the error message.

I looked into the problem, and found
that the winstrm.dll file is missing from the C:\WINDOWS\system32 directory. I placed a copy of winstrm.dll (from my NT 4.0 server) in this directory, and restarted CF Monitoring Service. No error message, and the application appears to be working fine - thus far.
by Ed on 03/11/2004 at 11:48:26 PM UTC
Yo! You really should go to MX anyway. It is much faster and reliable.
by Patrik Ahlin on 08/11/2004 at 10:28:04 PM UTC
I know this is an old thread but maybe this will help any other weirdos who still need to install CF5 on Win2003/IIS6. :-) You need to add NETWORK SERVICES to the permissions list with read & execute permissions to the file c:\cfusion\bin\iscf.dll. It took me hours to figure that out!
by Gary F on 06/11/2010 at 5:22:44 PM UTC