Ever landed in a situation, where you are creating a connector in ColdFusion and the IIS sites are grayed out.
You see a screen similar to below screenshot
Sometimes, it shows up the below error message
Or while installing, you can’t create a connector, because you are struck at the screen, which is unable to locate your webserver/website. For e.g., the screenshot below, shows how it looks like
This happens due to the missing Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Package. ColdFusion installer installs the package during the pre-installation itself. But in some cases, it fails to install or isn’t installed successfully. Since this is a windows utility, CF will throw any error or notification.
What is the fix then?
You need to download and install the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Package from here or probably the latest VC++ Redistributable Package from Microsoft’s site. Relaunch the “Web Server Configuration Tool” or restart the installation and you will be able to see the sites listed then.
Caution: Download the 32-bit/64-bit as per your system specification.