Install integrated technologies

Adobe ColdFusion (2018 release) provides integration capabilities with several Adobe and third-party technologies. In some cases, you can install these components when you install the 2018 release of ColdFusion. In other cases, you might have to follow some steps outside the ColdFusion installation.

Integrated Adobe and third-party technologies

The 2018 release of provides integration capabilities with several Adobe and third-party technologies.

Installing Report Builder

NOTE: The Report Builder has been deprecated and unsupported since ColdFusion (2016 release). For more information, see Deprecated features.

ColdFusion reporting consists of server-side run-time processing and the ColdFusion Report Builder. The server-side processing is available on any platform, however, the ColdFusion Report Builder runs in Windows only.

Install the ColdFusion Report Builder

  1. Access the ColdFusion Report Builder installer from one of the following locations:
  2. Double-click the ColdFusion_2016_ReportBuilder_WWEJ.exe file.
  3. Follow the instructions in the installation.

Installing Solr search server

By default, the installer installs the Solr search server on the same computer as ColdFusion.

Note: In the case of J2EE deployments, if you deploy ColdFusion multiple times, then the Solr Home path must be updated in the ColdFusion Administrator. To do this, go to Data & Services > Solr Server and then update the path in Solr Home in the Configure Solr Server section.

If you plan to install the Solr search server on a different computer from the one where you install ColdFusion, you must install it separately.

Install the Solr search server separately

  1. Download your platform-specific installer from the Adobe website or copy it from the ColdFusion 2018 DVD, as follows:






    • ColdFusion_2018_Jetty_Solr_linux.bin


  • ColdFusion_2018_Jetty_Solr_linux64.bin







  1. Close any applications that are currently running on your computer.
  2. Run the platform-specific installer using the appropriate command.

    Note: Only console installations are available for UNIX systems.


Using Solr Search Server

Use the following steps to start and stop Solr.

Non-Windows platforms

  • Start Solr using the following command:sudo ./cfsolr start
  • Stop Solr using the following command:sudo ./cfsolr stop

Windows platform

  • Start or stop the Solr service ColdFusion 2018 Add-on Service using Microsoft Management Console.


Enabling Flash Remoting

To interact with ColdFusion pages and components from an Adobe Flash SWF file, you can use the Flash Remoting service in ColdFusion (2018 release). To develop applications that use Flash Remoting, install the Flash Remoting components in the Flash authoring environment. The Flash authoring environment or Adobe Flex is required to build applications that connect to and interact with the Flash Remoting service in ColdFusion (2018 release).
By default, Adobe Flash Remoting cannot access web services through ColdFusion (2018 release).

Enable Flash Remoting to access web services through ColdFusion (2018 release)

  1. Open the cf_root/cfusion/wwwroot/WEB-INF/gateway-config.xml file in a text editor.
  2. Locate the following line.



  3. Remove the comments so that the line appears as follows.



  4. Save the file.
  5. Restart ColdFusion.


Installing Flash Remoting Update

Flash Remoting Update lets you create rich Internet applications by using Adobe Flash Builder, with the advanced data retrieval features of ColdFusion, such as the c{{fpop}}, cfldap, and cfquery tags. Also, you can use Flash Remoting Update to create Flash Forms and SWF applications that contain features, such as server callbacks and customized user interface.

Install Flash Remoting Update

  1. Install ColdFusion (2018 release)
  2. If your ColdFusion server uses something other than port 8500, do the following:
    1. Open the file <cf_root>\wwwroot\Web-INF\flex\services-config.xml.
      Change the following to specify the port that you are using in the endpoint URL:

      <endpoint uri="http://localhost:8500/flex2gateway/" in flex-services.xml


    2. Save the file.
    3. Restart the ColdFusion server.


Installing the ColdFusion .NET Integration Services

You install Adobe ColdFusion 2018 .NET Integration Service to access .NET assemblies from ColdFusion. The .NET assemblies can exist either locally on the computer on which ColdFusion is running or on a remote machine. If the computer on which you are installing ColdFusion does not have Microsoft .NET framework installed, the .NET Integration Services option is disabled in the ColdFusion installer.

Installing ColdFusion .NET Integration Services with ColdFusion

If .NET assemblies exist locally, select the .NET Integration Services option when you install ColdFusion. Doing so installs the Adobe Coldfusion (2018 release) .NET Integration Services with ColdFusion. You can access .NET assemblies locally only if you are running ColdFusion on a Windows computer; on other operating systems, the .NET assemblies must be on a remote Windows computer.
The ColdFusion installer puts the .NET Integration software in the cf_root\jnbridge directory. If you install the ColdFusion J2EE configuration, you can specify the directory in which to install the .NET Integration software. 

The installer automatically determines your Windows system .NET Framework version (1.x or 2.0) and installs the appropriate .NET integration software. Both 32-bit and 64-bit systems are supported. If you upgrade your .NET Framework, reinstall Adobe Coldfusion (2018 release) .NET Integration Servies. Proxies that you generate for .NET Framework 1.x work with .NET Framework 2.0 and .NET Framework 3.0, but proxies generated for .NET Framework 2.0 do not work with 1.x frameworks.

Installing ColdFusion .NET Service separately

If the .NET assemblies are on a remote computer, you use the .NET Service Installer (ColdFusion_2018_DotNetIntegration_WWEJ.exe) to install Adobe Coldfusion (2018 release) .NET Service. Similarly, to install the ColdFusion .NET Service when Coldfusion is already installed, you use the ColdFusion_2018_DotNetIntegration_WWEJ.exe.

Installing using the ColdFusion 2018 .NET Service installer

  1. Open the installer.
  2. Select the directory in which to install the .NET Service files.
  3. Do one of the following:
    1. To install the .NET Service on the computer that is running ColdFusion, select the Install .NET Service With ColdFusion option and specify the ColdFusion root directory.
    2. To install the .NET Service remotely, select the Install .NET Service As Standalone option.
  4. Review the Summary and click Install.
  5. Restart ColdFusion.

Uninstall the ColdFusion 2018 .NET Service

  1. Select Start > Settings > Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs.
  2. Select Adobe Coldfusion 2018 .NET Service.
  3. Click Uninstall. Alternatively, you can uninstall the Adobe Coldfusion 2018 .NET Service by running the Uninstall Adobe ColdFusion 2018.NET Integration Services.exe program. The program is located in the cf_root\jnbridge\uninstall directory on ColdFusion server configurations. On J2EE configuration and on computers where you installed the Integration software without ColdFusion, it is in the C:\ColdFusionDotNetService\uninstall directory by default.


Installing ColdFusion Extensions for Eclipse

The ColdFusion Extensions for Eclipse include wizards that help generate code for common tasks and an extension that lets you connect to remote servers from Flash Builder and Eclipse. If you previously installed ColdFusion Extensions for Eclipse, you should uninstall them before installing a later version.

Note: The Query Builder and some of the wizards in the ColdFusion Extensions for Eclipse are Windows-only.

Install the ColdFusion Extensions for Eclipse

  1. In Eclipse, in the Update Sites to Visit dialog box, deselect the Ignore Features Not Applicable To This Environment option.
  2. Download the ColdFusion Extensions for Eclipse from the Adobe website.
  3. Select Help > Software Updates > Find and Install.
  4. Select the Search For New Features To Install option, and then click Next.
  5. Click New Archive Site.
  6. Navigate to the location where you downloaded the file, select the file, and then click Open.
  7. When the Edit Local Site dialog box appears, click OK.
  8. Ensure that the ColdFusion Flash Builder feature is selected, and then click Finish.
  9. Select the check box next to, and then click Next.
  10. Select the I Accept The Terms In This License Agreement option, and then click Next.
  11. Click Finish.
  12. Click Install All.
  13. When the installation is complete, click Yes to restart Flash Builder or Eclipse. To uninstall the ColdFusion Extensions for Eclipse, you must first disable them, and then uninstall them.

Uninstall the ColdFusion Extensions for Eclipse

  1. Select Help > Software Updates > Manage Configuration.
  2. Select the ColdFusion Plug-in feature.
  3. Click Disable, and then click OK.
  4. Click Yes to restart Flash Builder or Eclipse.
  5. When Eclipse or Flash Builder restarts, select Help > Software Updates > Manage Configuration.
  6. Ensure that the Show Disable Features button is selected, select the ColdFusion Flash Builder feature, and then click Uninstall.
  7. Click Yes to confirm that you want to uninstall.
  8. Click Yes and restart Flash Builder or Eclipse.


Configuring OpenOffice

Configuring OpenOffice with ColdFusion 2018 lets you use the cfdocument tag to convert Word documents to PDF and PowerPoint presentations to PDF/HTML.

Configuring OpenOffice for stand-alone

Download and install OpenOffice from When you install ColdFusion (2018 release) in a non-Windows platform, the installer prompts you with the directory path where OpenOffice is installed. If you want to specify a different installation path, you can specify the directory path as follows:

  • For Macintosh platform:



  • For UNIX platform: Depends on the UNIX flavor. The location of OpenOffice installation might vary depending on the operating system that you use. In most cases, the location would be /usr/lib/openoffice.org3 or/usr/lib/ooo3.x.
    You can also specify the OpenOffice installation path in the ColdFusion Administrator as follows:
  1. Log in to ColdFusion Administrator.
  2. Navigate to Server Settings > Document, and enter the OpenOffice directory.

Configuring OpenOffice for J2EE servers

The following instructions are not applicable for stand-alone ColdFusion (2018 release).

  1. Download and install OpenOffice from
  2. For all other J2EE servers:
    • Add the following classes and JAR files in the class path:



    • For Windows platform, add the following directory to the library path (java.library.path):


      Replace cfusionhome}}with the path to the cfusion directory. For example, for Jboss, {{/opt/jboss-7.1.GA/standalone/deployments/cfusion.ear/cfusion.war/WEB-INF/cfusion

Configuring OpenOffice remotely

  1. Run the following command in the command prompt:

    soffice -nologo -nodefault -norestore -nofirststartwizard -headless -accept="socket,host=<ip>,port=8900;urp;StarOffice.ServiceManager"

    Specify the IP address (of the remote machine in which you want to configure OpenOffice) in the host attribute.

  2. Log in to ColdFusion Administrator.
  3. Navigate to Server Settings > Document, and enter the host, and port details.

Configuring OpenOffice post Adobe Coldfusion (2018 release) installation

If you have a version of ColdFusion (2018 release) already installed on your system, for all platforms, follow these instructions to configure OpenOffice:

  1. Log in to ColdFusion Administrator.
  2. Navigate to Server Settings > Document, and specify the OpenOffice directory.
  3. Restart the ColdFusion server.


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