This article describes how to configure the ColdFusion Application Server services to run under a specific non-administrator user account on Windows and Unix and also includes what permissions are needed on what files/directories for a standard install of ColdFusion on Windows. This may be important for implementing ColdFusion Advanced Security (version 5 or earlier only) or giving ColdFusion Server execute privileges on a specific directory. This TechNote applies to Windows NT/2000/XP/2003 and Unix-based environments and assumes that you have chosen the default ColdFusion installation directory.
Note: On Windows NT/2000/XP/2003, using Sandbox security in versions 5 and earlier requires that the ColdFusion Application Service must be running under the System account. The steps in this TechNote cannot be used if Sandbox security is implemented.
To change the account ColdFusion Server runs under, use the following instructions.