CFMX and ArcIMS 4.0.1 incompatiblity

Fred Devault writes:

While I believe it may be possible to customize the Tomcat configuration sufficiently to get it working with CFMX Pro and IIS, I’ve pursued a hunch about a much simpler approach: Skip the addition of any additional Servlet engine (Tomcat, JRun, etc) and simply leverage the existing Servlet capability of CFMX Pro!

I’ve fully tested this approach w/ CFMX Pro using Updaters 2 and 3 and everything is fully functional: standard cfm content including all CFMX Admin pages, ArcIMS Diagnostics and converted 3.1 sites, Flash Remoting w/ CFMX, multiple websites in IIS, etc. No incompatibilities or limitations whilst accessing all concurrently.

To make ArcIMS 4.0.1 connect to CFMX Pro, you simply need to install the standard ArcIMS connector files ([ArcIMS Install Dir]\ArcIMS\Connectors\Servlet) to “[CFMX Install Dir]\wwwroot\WEB-INF\classes”. You can do this manually or with the “Web Server – Servlet Engine Configuration” module of the Post-Installation wizard by choosing “Other” as your Servlet engine, then browsing to the above path under the CFMX root when specifying the “Servlet Connector Directory”.

I’ve also done all this with Java 1.4.1_02. If you scan the ESRI docs, it appears that Java builds 1.4.0_01+ were rejected due to bugs with IE5.x, and if you look at the fixes for 1.4.1_02, IE fixes are there. Regardless, I’ve tested all ArcIMS 4.0.1 tools with this J2SDK and J2RE and have seen no problems (while using IE5.5sp2 for a browser where appropriate).

Here’s the details of my tested installation:

1. Win2K Server Sp3.
2. IIS 5.0 (installed at build time) w/ Q327696 Security rollup and IIS Lockdown 2.1.
3. IE 5.5sp2
4. Sun j2sdk1.4.1_02; Sun j2re1.4.1_02; %JAVA_HOME%=”C:\Apps\Java\j2sdk1.4.1_02″.
5. CFMX Pro, Updater 2 and Updater 3. (I initially tested w/ an Updater 2 install, and just upgraded and re-tested using Updater 3.)
6. ArcIMS 4.0.1

Fred DeVault
Server & Network Engineer

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