Windows 10 upgrade breaks Coldfusion 11

For my fellow ColdFusion developers, please be advised that Windows 10 is not properly supported by Adobe’s ColdFusion 11. So, check for fixes by Adobe before deciding to upgrade to Windows 10 if you are currently using CF11.

I’ve only had a quick go at this after upgrading my ultrabook last night to the released Windows 10. My Lenovo X1C was running Windows 8.1 and had Coldfusion 11 installed, but I found that the connectors didn’t come up after the upgrade. When running the WS config tool to fix this I would get: “Version 10.0 installed. Supported versions are 4.x, 5.x, 6.x, 7.x, 8.x”.  I tried reinstalling CF11 it to no avail.

I had a very quick go at setting it up manually, but it didn’t work on the first go. I’ll update this post in a few days if I find a solution. It’s not on my critical path, but I thought I’d share this for any others to find.

Word is that Adobe will need  to do work on it, with no current ETA. See:


Update: I am pretty sure I got the connectors configured correctly however I just couldn’t get past some 500 authentication issues – which made me think there was something else needed. Not being flush with time, my interim solution was this:

Go Back to Windows 8.1

Yes, go back to Windows 8.1. It only took about 5-10 minutes, and from there it was a very easy thing to clean out the connectors and run wsconfig again to get my CF11 install back up in running order.


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