Cannot configure IIS connector in ColdFusion

Recently I blogged about a connector issue in ColdFusion with IIS, but that was due to Visual C++ Redistributable Package. Today, we will look at another error, which will prevent you from creating connector. The error is

Cannot configure IIS connector. Enable the required option ASP.NET, ISAPI Extensions and ISAPI Filter in IIS under Windows Features and try again

While creating a connector on windows environment with IIS, you may see the above message or the screenshot below

1

Or while installing, you can’t create a connector, because you are struck at the screen, which is unable to locate the required Windows Features under IIS.

2

How and where to enable these?

Ensure that, all of the below IIS features are enabled:

  • ASP.NET
  • CGI
  • ISAPI Extensions
  • ISAPI Filters

The above options can be installed, by following the steps mentioned under Installing IIS Features on Windows at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh167503(v=nav.70).aspx

Unless you enable these, you will not be able to create the connector in ColdFusion with IIS.

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