I recently installed Update 17 on our Coldfusion 10 development server. Since this server is behind a firewall the auto updater won't work and we need to download the jar file and run it manually. Usually we also end up having to temporarily rename coldfusion.exe in the bin folder. In the past this has worked fine and then when we do the production server the updater works as it should.
For Update 17 however, the coldfusion application server service would not start after the update installation. However, if I swap out the newer coldfusion.exe (8/27/2015 8:08am 426k) for the previous version (4/9/2015 6:29AM 533k) then I can start the service and the site seems to run fine.
My questions are 1) Why does it not work with the newer coldfusion.exe, 2) is this a valid installation which addresses the issue the update was meant to address if I'm using the older .exe or does it not matter?