The ColdFusion 9 GUI installer doesn't work on Windows 8 (this is a known issue). To try to circumvent that, I've tried to use the "silent" installer, as detailed on the Adobe ColdFusion Blog: "Performing a silent installation of ColdFusion 9".
I have this installer.properties file:
INSTALLER_UI=SILENT SILENT_LICENSE_MODE=developer SILENT_INSTALLER_TYPE=jrun SILENT_WEBROOT_FOLDER=C:\\apps\\adobe\\JRun\\4\\server\\cfusion\\cfusion-ear\\cfusion-war SILENT_INSTALL_ODBC=true SILENT_INSTALL_VERITY=false SILENT_INSTALL_SOLR=true SILENT_INSTALL_SAMPLES=true SILENT_INSTALL_JNBRIDGE=true SILENT_INSTALL_FOLDER=C:\\apps\\adobe\\JRun\\4 SILENT_SOLR_INSTALL_FOLDER=C:\\apps\\adobe\\ColdFusion\\9\\solr SILENT_ADMIN_PASSWORD=123 SILENT_FLEX_ENABLED=false SILENT_ENABLE_RDS=true SILENT_RDS_PASSWORD=123
That all seems OK... I'm not happy about the way I have to second-guess the default installed ColdFusion instance path in the
SILENT_WEBROOT_FOLDER value. But ultimately that would be where those files would go if I was using the GUI installer.
Anyway, I run the installer from the command-line (running as admin), thus:
ColdFusion_9_WWEJ_win64.exe -f installer.properties
This immediately kicks off the GUI installer, which promptly crashes due to it not being compatible with Windows 8.
My question boils down to:
- is my installer.properties file correct. I'm presuming the instructions on the blog are correct, but Adobe to have a habit of not being very diligent with their documentation, so I'm not 100% sure of that;
- why is the GUI installer still trying to run when doing a silent install;
- is there any other way of getting ColdFusion 9 installed on Windows 8 (I suspect "no")?
I'm happy to provide any further info that might help.