Re: Starting CF Server on IIS 5, Win XP
you did not say which cf version you are running....
for cfmx7/cf8 on win xp:
go to Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Services
in the list of services look for Coldfusion services (should be 3-4
there). the main one is called Application Server. make sure the status
next to the name shows "Started". if not, double-click on that service
and in the window that opens select Automatic for Startup Type, click
Start button and then OK.
NOTE: even with Automatic Startup selected i still have CF not starting
with win xp sometimes on my dev computer and have to manually start it.
If the status of the service in the Services panel shows "Started", but
you can't view any .cfm pages, then try restarting the service, and if
that does not help look into re-configuring the web server connectors...