Baffling CFScheduler Problem on Windows Server with IIS7
Posted on 2011-03-13
This is a known problem with ColdFusion on a Windows Server with IIS 7 but I cannot seem to get it resolved. I recently moved to a new host running IIS7 / Windows Server. I have CF9 on the box, upgraded from CF8. I am trying to schedule a recurring CF query job via the CFScheduler through the Admin panel. The job runs fine when kicked off from within my web application. But when run from the Administrator sched panel, it just says the task completed, but it never actually runs. I am writing output to a file and the file date gets updated, but no data is ever written to the file - no error message - nothing. The scheduler log file shows nothing either - as it thinks the job ran succesfully. My host says they have enabled anonymous access to the website, and disabled Windows Integrated Security. They have traced the job but they also get no message or indication on why it doesn't really kick off so they are unable to troubleshoot. Additionally, I have tried calling the job via a CFHTTP request and again, it only works interactively, not from the scheduler. My host now just wants to build a script to call the job. But surely there must be a way around this? I have plans to use CFScheduler for many other tasks and would prefer that. Does anyone know a resolution or workaround to this problem? Thanks.