The service that you have to stop and start is a little wierd at a first glance…

When you look in your windows services you see a few different services that have coldfusion in the name,


and you dont know which one to pick… also you know that jrun, is part of the package so you consider starting or stopping that…? it’s kind of confusing… i initially started restarted coldfusion by using cfstart.bat, and cfstop.bat…. i’ve now talked to other developers because of my new position at http://www.cfwebtools.com and they informed me on which service to restart or stop… or whatever…

Get to your Administrative Tools through the control panel or the mmc in windows xp… Click on Services then click ColdFusion MX 7 Application Server and you can restart/stop/start or whatever you would like to do… thats the service that controls the others… if you start or stop the others your probably looking at some other issues, and you would probably want to do a physical reboot on your machine….

One thing i did find from this is, cfstart.bat, and cfstop.bat… when you stop coldfusion using this batch file, and start it up using the other batch file (located in “D:\CFusionMX7\bin” or where ever you installed coldfusion… you can’t close the dos window that comes back up… otherwise your web things won’t work…

The very interesting part that i have found by accident in this window, is that when using flash forms, and (actionscript) you get a little bit more descriptive error reporting in this dos window… it may or may not help you, but the debugging sucks for the actionscript right now… and it has helped me alot… finding some errors, and variables, and form items that have non coorilating names and things like that…. it may sound confusing, and i want you to ignore that part if you dont use flash forms, or havent tried… but you’ll notice it’s new to coldfusion, and the debugging sucks for it right now… it just came out in the cf7.0.1 updater, and there are a couple more fixes in the 7.0.2 updater, i can’t wait for this stuff in the next version though…

Enough from me…