Cannot get Coldfusion 11 started

November 10, 2018
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Cannot get Coldfusion 11 started

Newbie 1 posts
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November 10, 2018

I can now run coldfusion from the console and edited the adminconfig.xml to skip the wizard but I still can’t start the Coldfusion Service from the windows SERVICES panel – only from CMD.exe prompt…

Have attempted to install and reinstall sever times and once installed the ColdFusion Application server will not start in windows panel but I can start coldfusion via

coldfusion.exe -start console

 

 

EDITED 11/14/2018

I can launch the ColdFusion Service from a CMD prompt, as Admiistrator but CANNOT lauch the Service from the SERVICE panel. I Deleted all CF Logs and I’m attaching the clean logs I got after attempting to start CF Server Service from the Windows 10 Services panel…CF11-Clean-logs after attempt to start SERVICE

 

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2018-11-15 16:32:47
2018-11-15 16:32:47

Here is my random advice.

I used to work for a company that had a really aggressive virus scan. It wanted to scan every .jar in ColdFusion every time there was start of the server. To get around it. I would start it on the command line. Stop it on the command line, then restart it as a service.

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James Mohler
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2018-11-15 20:04:45
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James Mohler
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Tried turning off all virus scanning no luck

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2018-11-13 12:41:21
2018-11-13 12:41:21

Steve, when you say cf won’t start as a service, do you mean you get an error in the services panel? Or that some page (perhaps the admin) doesn’t load?

And are there any lines in the cf logs when you do try to start it that way?

Finally  if this is pressing enough for you to want to solve this sooner than via all this back and forth, we may solve it via a quick consulting session via shared desktop. For more on my rates, approach  satisfaction guarantee  and more, see the consulting page at carehart.org

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Charlie Arehart
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2018-11-13 21:28:46
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Charlie Arehart
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Not that press for right now – I can run CF 11 from the Console but would love have it run like it should! :-/

 

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2018-11-13 23:58:14
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stevedup
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Ok, so please then focus on the first part of my comment you are replying to.

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Charlie Arehart
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2018-11-14 00:20:42
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Charlie Arehart
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Error in service panel. See attached…But it runs from CMD.exe As Administrator…  

Attachment

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2018-11-14 00:24:09
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Running from CMD.exe as Administrator…

Attachment

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2018-11-14 00:47:59
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stevedup
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Ok, and I had asked, “And are there any lines in the cf logs when you do try to start it that way?” (as a service)

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Charlie Arehart
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2018-11-15 16:13:14
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Charlie Arehart
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Charlie – I update the original post and cleared all logs, attempted to restart the service and compiled all the logs in a pdf linked above.I did this immediately after you last question but it took several days before the PDF upload was allowed in the forumhttps://coldfusion.adobe.com/files/2018/11/CF11-Clean-logs-after-attempt-to-start-SERVICE-4.pdf

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2018-11-16 02:21:46
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OK, Steve, I have assessed the logs, and from what I see, it will be very hard to resolve this issue here by email/comment (in my opinion, at least).

So I will re-assert my suggestion that we may be able to solve this via a remote screensharing session.  There are various things I would propose to look at more closely, and those things are just too complicated to relate here in comments.

As I said in my earlier comment, I do offer a satisfaction guarantee, so you would not pay for time you did not find valuable. Again, if interested, see the consulting page at carehart.org. Or perhaps someone else will have an idea for you.

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Charlie Arehart
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2018-11-20 15:22:10
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Steve, did you end up solving this, perhaps? If not, did you see my previous reply and offer?

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2018-11-12 18:49:44
2018-11-12 18:49:44

What user do you have listed in the login tab of the windows service definition for cf? If it’s not system, then has the listed user been given permission to the cf11 folder?

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2018-11-12 19:29:00
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Charlie Arehart
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It’s set to SYSTEM

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2018-11-12 21:15:52
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Charlie Arehart
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Still can’t get the Service to start

 

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2018-11-12 14:21:12
2018-11-12 14:21:12

Did you open the Services panel and check what executable the service is trying to run?  Is it the same, and in the same directory, as the one you are starting from the command line?

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2018-11-12 14:49:30
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They are the same

 

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2018-11-12 14:18:57
2018-11-12 14:18:57

Steve, since you allude to this being related to having applied a CF update, my bet would be that there was an error in applying the update. I have a blog post about it, with details of both how to find if there was (not obvious) and what to do to recover (also not so obvious).

You can see it as the first in a list of top resources I keep (blog posts by myself and others)  at https://www.carehart.org/top.cfm

Let us know if that gets you going.

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Charlie Arehart
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2018-11-12 14:53:31
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Charlie – I have been to your blog and I didn’t mean to imply the update began this issue. I was troubleshooting, following quite a few f you threads and decided to do a complete uninstall of 11 and a clean re-install. I used to have 10 running on this machine but did a total removal of it and a registry clean. The install now is a clean 11 and no matter where I am in the process (no updates, update 8, update 15) the service can never be started from anywhere but the CMD/Run as administrator console command line

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2018-11-12 19:25:38
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Charlie Arehart
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I actually used you trick on

https://www.carehart.org/blog/client/index.cfm/2016/1/28/skipping_CF_migration_wizard_if_stuck#more

to get past stalled wizard screen…

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2018-11-12 19:28:12
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stevedup
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Good to hear, if that was another issue.  But as for your main issue, did you resolve that? Did you see my reply above? Somehow the UI fooled me and it shows as a new comment rather than a reply to your last one.

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Charlie Arehart
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2018-11-12 21:16:21
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Charlie Arehart
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Issue still remains

 

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