CF service wont start after change to debugging settings

Explorer ,
Jan 15, 2009 Jan 15, 2009

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I changed two settings in my debug section with CF admin 8. Now I ma getting the error below, CF service will no0t start.
Whats the best way to undo this, is there a file I can access to chnage cf settings. The settings I changed were with regard to debugging only.

Log Name: Application
Source: ColdFusion 8 Application Server
Date: 1/15/2009 8:01:02 PM
Event ID: 259
Task Category: None
Level: Error
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: MichelleGate
Description:
The ColdFusion 8 Application Server service could not be started. Check the server "coldfusion" log files for more information.
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns=" http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
<System>
<Provider Name="ColdFusion 8 Application Server" />
<EventID Qualifiers="49153">259</EventID>
<Level>2</Level>
<Task>0</Task>
<Keywords>0x80000000000000</Keywords>
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2009-01-16T02:01:02.000Z" />
<EventRecordID>23126</EventRecordID>
<Channel>Application</Channel>
<Computer>MichelleGate</Computer>
<Security />
</System>
<EventData>
<Data>coldfusion</Data>
<Data>ColdFusion 8 Application Server</Data>
</EventData>
</Event>
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LEGEND ,
Jan 16, 2009 Jan 16, 2009

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bemall wrote:
> I changed two settings in my debug section with CF admin 8. Now I ma getting
> the error below, CF service will no0t start.
> Whats the best way to undo this, is there a file I can access to chnage cf
> settings. The settings I changed were with regard to debugging only.
>
> Log Name: Application
> Source: ColdFusion 8 Application Server
> Date: 1/15/2009 8:01:02 PM
> Event ID: 259
> Task Category: None
> Level: Error
> Keywords: Classic
> User: N/A
> Computer: MichelleGate
> Description:
> The ColdFusion 8 Application Server service could not be started. Check the
> server "coldfusion" log files for more information.

Did you check the ColdFusion log files ? (#CF_HOME#/logs/ for server
install).

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Mack

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 19, 2009 Jan 19, 2009

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I just got this same error while doing the exact same thing on my developer copy. We're going to have to go in and undo the configuration changes manually, but I'm not sure where to start... I'll post again when I figure it out.

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Jan 19, 2009 Jan 19, 2009

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Okay -- got it.

Turning on CFSTAT in the admin is what killed my server.
Just FYI... I'm using 64-bit Vista with my CF8 installation.

Edit the neo-metric configuration file
c:\ColdFusion8\lib\neo-metric.xml

(This file doesn't contain any formatting, so its best to open it with Dreamweaver or some other editor that will format the file to make it easier to read)

Delete the following code:

<var name='cfstat'>
<string>true</string>
</var>

...which should be located somewhere inside the coldfusion.server.ConfigMap struct.

<wddxPacket version='1.0'>
<header/>
<data>
<struct type='coldfusion.server.ConfigMap'>
<var name='cfstat'>
<string>true</string>
</var>
...

After deleting that entry, I was able to start the "ColdFusion 8 Application Server" without a problem.

Here is a little extra information to help people who (like me) tried to Google this error.

This was the exact message I received:

Windows could not start the ColdFusion 8 Application Server on Local Computer. For more information, review the System Event Log. If this is a non-Microsoft service, contact the service vendor, and refer to service-specific error code 2.

The system event log contained the following entry:

The ColdFusion 8 Application Server service terminated with service-specific error 2 (0x2)
Event ID: 7024

The application event log contained the followign entry:

The ColdFusion 8 Application Server service could not be started. Check the server "coldfusion" log files for more information.
Event ID: 259

Most solutions out there refer to extending the timeout period, but that had no effect for me.

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Nov 11, 2010 Nov 11, 2010

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I am using CF 8 and it is crashing very often....

Here is the log snippet...I am now to CF, any help or guidance will be truly appreciated.

11/11 05:55:14 info No JDBC data sources have been configured for this server (see jrun-resources.xml)

11/11 05:55:14 info JRun Proxy Server listening on *:51800

11/11 05:55:14 info Deploying enterprise application "Adobe_ColdFusion_8" from: file:/C:/ColdFusion8/

11/11 05:55:14 info Deploying web application "Adobe ColdFusion 8" from: file:/C:/ColdFusion8/

11/11 05:55:15 user JSPServlet: init

11/11 05:55:15 user ColdFusionStartUpServlet: init

11/11 05:55:15 user ColdFusionStartUpServlet: ColdFusion: Starting application services

11/11 05:55:15 user ColdFusionStartUpServlet: ColdFusion: VM version = 11.2-b01

11/11 06:07:49 info No JDBC data sources have been configured for this server (see jrun-resources.xml)

11/11 06:07:49 info JRun Proxy Server listening on *:51800

11/11 06:07:49 info Deploying enterprise application "Adobe_ColdFusion_8" from: file:/C:/ColdFusion8/

11/11 06:07:49 info Deploying web application "Adobe ColdFusion 8" from: file:/C:/ColdFusion8/

11/11 06:07:50 user JSPServlet: init

11/11 06:07:50 user ColdFusionStartUpServlet: init

11/11 06:07:50 user ColdFusionStartUpServlet: ColdFusion: Starting application services

11/11 06:07:50 user ColdFusionStartUpServlet: ColdFusion: VM version = 11.2-b01

11/11 06:09:49 info No JDBC data sources have been configured for this server (see jrun-resources.xml)

11/11 06:09:49 info JRun Proxy Server listening on *:51800

11/11 06:09:49 info Deploying enterprise application "Adobe_ColdFusion_8" from: file:/C:/ColdFusion8/

11/11 06:09:50 info Deploying web application "Adobe ColdFusion 8" from: file:/C:/ColdFusion8/

11/11 06:09:50 user JSPServlet: init

11/11 06:09:50 user ColdFusionStartUpServlet: init

11/11 06:09:50 user ColdFusionStartUpServlet: ColdFusion: Starting application services

11/11 06:09:50 user ColdFusionStartUpServlet: ColdFusion: VM version = 11.2-b01

11/11 06:11:11 info No JDBC data sources have been configured for this server (see jrun-resources.xml)

11/11 06:11:11 info JRun Proxy Server listening on *:51800

11/11 06:11:11 info Deploying enterprise application "Adobe_ColdFusion_8" from: file:/C:/ColdFusion8/

11/11 06:11:11 info Deploying web application "Adobe ColdFusion 8" from: file:/C:/ColdFusion8/

11/11 06:11:12 user JSPServlet: init

11/11 06:11:12 user ColdFusionStartUpServlet: init

11/11 06:11:12 user ColdFusionStartUpServlet: ColdFusion: Starting application services

11/11 06:11:12 user ColdFusionStartUpServlet: ColdFusion: VM version = 11.2-b01

11/11 06:11:16 user ColdFusionStartUpServlet: ColdFusion: application services are now available

11/11 06:11:16 user CFMxmlServlet: init

11/11 06:11:16 user CFMxmlServlet: Macromedia Flex Build: 87315.134646

11/11 06:12:20 info No JDBC data sources have been configured for this server (see jrun-resources.xml)

11/11 06:12:20 info JRun Proxy Server listening on *:51800

11/11 06:12:20 info Deploying enterprise application "Adobe_ColdFusion_8" from: file:/C:/ColdFusion8/

11/11 06:12:20 info Deploying web application "Adobe ColdFusion 8" from: file:/C:/ColdFusion8/

11/11 06:12:21 user JSPServlet: init

11/11 06:12:21 user ColdFusionStartUpServlet: init

11/11 06:12:21 user ColdFusionStartUpServlet: ColdFusion: Starting application services

11/11 06:12:21 user ColdFusionStartUpServlet: ColdFusion: VM version = 11.2-b01

11/11 06:13:54 info No JDBC data sources have been configured for this server (see jrun-resources.xml)

11/11 06:13:54 info JRun Proxy Server listening on *:51800

11/11 06:13:54 info Deploying enterprise application "Adobe_ColdFusion_8" from: file:/C:/ColdFusion8/

11/11 06:13:54 info Deploying web application "Adobe ColdFusion 8" from: file:/C:/ColdFusion8/

11/11 06:13:55 user JSPServlet: init

11/11 06:13:55 user ColdFusionStartUpServlet: init

11/11 06:13:55 user ColdFusionStartUpServlet: ColdFusion: Starting application services

11/11 06:13:55 user ColdFusionStartUpServlet: ColdFusion: VM version = 11.2-b01

11/11 06:13:58 user ColdFusionStartUpServlet: ColdFusion: application services are now available

11/11 06:13:58 user CFMxmlServlet: init

11/11 06:13:58 user CFMxmlServlet: Macromedia Flex Build: 87315.134646

11/11 06:13:58 user CFSwfServlet: init

11/11 06:13:59 user CFCServlet: init

11/11 06:13:59 user FlashGateway: init

11/11 06:14:00 user MessageBrokerServlet: init

11/11 06:14:01 user CFFormGateway: init

11/11 06:14:01 user FlexMxmlServlet: init

11/11 06:14:01 user FlexMxmlServlet: Starting Adobe Flex Web Tier Compiler

11/11 06:14:01 user FlexMxmlServlet: Adobe Flex Web Tier Compiler Build: 184817

11/11 06:14:01 user CFInternalServlet: init

11/11 06:14:01 user FlexInternalServlet: init

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 11, 2010 Nov 11, 2010

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You've provided the service startup log, which doesn't really contain any useful information about why CF is crashing. It appears to be starting successfully, though.

Your post title says "won't start" but your message says "crashing very often". Can you be more specific about what exactly is happening?

Dave Watts, CTO, Fig Leaf Software

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CF for me is crashing, please let me know what log I can fetch for more info?

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(APPLICATION)

The Coldfusion MX 7 Application Server could not be started. Check the server
"coldfusion" log files for more information. Event ID: 259

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Your previous message said CF 8, but here you're seeing CF 7 in your Windows event log. Do you have both installed? Can you uninstall CF 7? If you don't have service entries for CF 8, you can create them manually but it might be easier for you to just save your datasources and other settings and uninstall all versions of CF, and reinstall CF 8.

Dave Watts, CTO, Fig Leaf Software

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http://training.figleaf.com/

Fig Leaf Software is a Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB) on

GSA Schedule, and provides the highest caliber vendor-authorized

instruction at our training centers, online, or onsite.

Read this before you post:

http://forums.adobe.com/thread/607238

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