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Installing CF 11 in secure mode on Windows 2008 R2 server has problems with anonymous access


I installed CF 11 on a Windows 2008 R2 (IIS 7.5) server following the CF 11 Lockdown Guide wirtten by Pete Freitag.  I've done this several times before at other installations and am hitting a snag now.

I'm able to bring up a test website on this server using standard html pages, as well as CF pages when I am logged in to that server.  On a different machine I can get to static pages, but CF pages come back with a '500 server error'.  So the difference is anonymous vs authenticated access.

I have CF 11 admin on a separate port using its internal web server.  I created a separate limited account for CF access as well as one for IIS.  

I don't see any additional entries in the CF logs in the admin panel, so I suspect this is something related to anonymous access in IIS and how it hands off requests to the CF server.  Anyone have any suggestions on tracking this down?


ColdFusion LanguageWindows Server 2008

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Ben Conner

8/22/2022 - Mon