I installed Coldfusion 8 trial version on my system (XP Professional sp3). I created an Folder in the “C:/Coldfusion8/wwwroot” called “buildProject” containing an Index.cfm and some other .cfm files.

But I am unable to access the Neither my project files or CFIDE/Administrator

I tried the following URLS

http://localhost /wwwroot/buildProject/index.cfm
http://localhost /CFIDE/administrator/index.cfm
http://localhost /wwwroot/buildProject/ 
http://localhost /CFIDE/administrator/index.cfm

Firefox can't establish a connection to the server at

  • The site could be temporarily unavailable or too busy. Try again in a few moments.

  • If you are unable to load any pages, check your computer's network connection.

  • If your computer or network is protected by a firewall or proxy, make sure that Firefox is permitted to access the Web.

• I cleared the browsing “History” from both IE and FF. • I have restarted the CF server in the Control Panel >Administrative Tools > Services • Even restarted the IIS

Getting the same error.

Further I was trying to access IE/FF via CFbuilder But still I am getting the error “The connection was refused when attempting to contact [URL].” My inetpub is in the D rive where as CF8 is in C drive Also when i check IIS-5 Control Panel >Admin tools > Services I do not find the Localhost under web sites or FTP sites. Kindly help me with a fix.


If you installed with the built in web server you would access your pages at


If you chose IIS as your web server it would be at


assuming you are running IIS on default port 80

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