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Create CFIDE Mapping in IIS_52526

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Summary

Some ColdFusion functionality requires access to files in the CFIDE directory.  By default, websites will not have this configured so the Virtual Directory needs to be added.
Steps

In order to add the Virtual Directory mapping in IIS to CFIDE, perform the following task:
  1. Log into the server via Remote Desktop and open IIS.
  2. In IIS right click on the root of the website and select "New" -> "Virtual Directory...".
  3. Click "Next".
  4. For the "Alias" enter "CFIDE" and click "Next".
  5. For the path enter "C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\CFIDE" and click "Next".
  6. Allow "Read" permissions and click "Next".
  7. Click "Finish".  The mapping is now created and the website will use it.
Keep in mind that CFIDE is locked down via IP restrictions per the Securing ColdFusion KB.

Details
Category: IIS
Effective:12/13/2013
Last Modified: 7/15/2021
Next Review: 7/15/2022
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