Sep 5 2013

ColdFusion 10 Directory Structure Differences

Posted by Mike Brunt at 11:22 AM Web Servers | CloudComputing | Java-JVM | ColdFusion | JRun-J2EE

For those currently running ColdFusion; prior to ColdFusion 10 in an Enterprise multiple instance install; moving to ColdFusion 10 Enterprise will look different in terms of the directory structure.  This is how.

In a ColdFusion 9 Enterprise multiple instance install, the ColdFusion “root”directory is JRun4 and the multiple instances are in sub directories/volumes below JRun4; like this...

{drive}\JRun4\servers\instance-01

{drive}\JRun4\servers\instance-02

And so on.

In ColdFusion 10 however there is now a standardized directory path for both standard single instance installations and  Enterprise multiple instance installations, which looks like this for Enterprise multiple instance installations...

{drive}\ColdFusion10\instance-01

{drive}\ColdFusion10\instance-02

This will make life much easier for those who installed  pre-ColdFusion 10 Enterprise but neglected to take advantage of its main feature, multiple instances.  Prior to CF10 a full uninstall and re-install was necessary to use multiple instances.