Microsoft has made updates to Internet Explorer that change the way active content is displayed. Users will see changes as they use cfforms with Flash controls or Java controls. Thecfchart tag is also affected. Internet Explorer will generate a popup with the text "Click or hit enter to activate this control."

Note: ColdFusion MX 7.0.2 does not require this hot fix. The release already includes the fix.


Microsoft has had to prevent ActiveContent behavior within Internet Explorer to prevent automatic activation. This is in order to meet the requirements of a lawsuit brought by Eolas. Adobe has published a hot fix that will allow CFForm to behave as it did previously.


Download the hot fix and install to resolve the issue.

ColdFusion MX 7.0.1 hot fixes are installed in the ColdFusion MX Administrator. The installation process is the same for all platforms and installation choices.

  1. Download the hot fix (58K).

  2. Open the ColdFusion MX Administrator and select the System Information page.
  3. Next to the Update File field, select the Browse Button and browse to the downloaded file. Select the file and click Submit.
  4. Restart ColdFusion.

This hot fix JAR file does not need to be retained after installing it with the ColdFusion Administrator. The file has been copied into the correct location.

The hf701-62372.jar hot fix JAR file will appear as a new entry in the System Information list.

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