Can I change the root folder after I have installed ColdFusion Developer version?

I have a box with CF Developer installed that is using the default CF application server instead of IIS.  I want to mimic my production box which has a different root folder than the dev box.  For example, to browse to a page on my dev box I would use http:/localhost:8500/myfolder/site but in production i would use http://www.url.com/site.  I would like to make the myfolder to be the root folder so my relative mappings will work without having to have a different version of code for development and production.  Thanks for any advice!

LVL 4
Ike23Asked:
Who is Participating?
 
PluckaConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Start, All Programs, Macromedia, Coldfusion MX 7, Web Server Configuration Tool
0
 
PluckaCommented:
Ike23,

First, don't use the built in CF webserver, use IIS instead.

Second then you can setup anything locally you like, like

http://test.url.com/site

Regards
Plucka
0
 
Ike23Author Commented:
It is already set up to use the CF webserver and it is working fine.  So there isn't a quick way to just tell CF that the root folder is C:/myfolder instead of C:/wwwroot?

If not do I still need to re-install CF to use IIS?  If not, how would I tell CF that I now want to use IIS instead of the default webserver?  Just use localhost instead of localhost:8500 probably right?  Thanks for any help.  The quicker the solution the better for me so if there is just a way to point CF to my new root folder that would be optimal.
0
Cloud Class® Course: CompTIA Cloud+

The CompTIA Cloud+ Basic training course will teach you about cloud concepts and models, data storage, networking, and network infrastructure.

 
PluckaCommented:
Ike23,

You can't change it, install IIS, reinstall CF then you can do sites & virtual directories within IIS and leave CF alone.

Regards
Plucka
0
 
Ike23Author Commented:
I have IIS installed already.  Do I really need to reinstall CF or can I just use localhost instead of localhost:8500?
0
 
PluckaCommented:
you need to reinstall CF or run the Web Server Config tool, under CF start menu.
0
 
Ike23Author Commented:
I really can't justify reinstalling CF because of all the datasources and mappings etc.  So is there a way without reinstalling? Web Server Config tool you say?  I don't see anything like that in the CF Admin.  Is it a service?  I don't see CF when I go to Start>>Programs>> so can i open it through the command line?  Thanks!
0
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

All Courses

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.