This TechNote describes how to determine which version of Adobe ColdFusion 8 is installed.

The version information for ColdFusion 8 is as follows:

CF Release CF Version Number JRun Build
8.0 8,0,0,176276 108487
8.0.1 8,0,1,195765 108673

Note: If ColdFusion 8 multi-server is installed take notice that ColdFusion 8.0.1 has a higher version of JRun than the latest JRun Updater which is JRun Updater 7 (Build 108621). JRun Updater 7 should not be appliedif ColdFusion 8.0.1 is installed.

There are various methods of identifying the version of ColdFusion 8 that is currently installed.

ColdFusion Administrator:

  1. Open the ColdFusion Administrator.
  2. Log in.
  3. Select the "I" button for System Information in the top right corner of the Administrator.
  4. View the field labeled Version.

Server configuration only from a command prompt using cfinfo (CFMX 6.1 and above):

  1. Open a command prompt window.
  2. Change to the ColdFusion bin directory, typically at \Coldfusion8\bin on Windows or /opt/coldfusion8 /bin on Unix.
  3. Type one of the commands below:

    cfinfo -info (Windows) or ./cfinfo -info (Unix)

    cfinfo -version (Windows) or ./cfinfo -version (Unix)

Note: This method will not include any installed hot fixes in the version number. If ColdFusion MX 6.1 is installed, it will display the original version number, 6,1,0,63958.

Multi-Server configuration only from a Command Prompt:

  1. Open a command prompt window.
  2. Use the below examples as guides for the command line to enter when obtaining Coldfusion version information. Change the path if different from the default to point to the cfusion.jar file.

Windows Example:

C:\> java -cp C:\JRun4\servers\cfusion\cfusion-ear\cfusion-war\WEB-INF\cfusion\lib\cfusion.jar -version

UNIX Example:

[root@ps-port bin]# ./java -cp /opt/jrun4/servers/cfusion1/cfusion-ear/cfusion- war/WEB-INF/cfusion/lib/cfusion.jar -version

Coldfusion Hot Fix Versions

The ColdFusion cumulative hot fix JAR file will appear as a new entry in the System Information list as "Update Level". Hot fix jars will also typically appear in the top section of the Java Class Path > CF Classpath section in the System Information list. The typical naming convention for hot fixes is chfvvvxxxx.jar i.e. cfh8010001.jar - 801 is the Coldfusion version and 0001 is for the hot fix number.

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