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Think ColdFusion Builder v.1 and CFEclipse are the same? Think again. – By Adam Lehman

Think ColdFusion Builder v.1 and CFEclipse are the same? Think again.

Things to watch out while Installing CFB

1.Instructions to the pre-release and beta build users:
Before you install ColdFusion Builder release build,if you have applied the license key anytime that you have received from Adobe, please make sure to deactivate the license(Help->Adobe ColdFusiion Builder Deactivation…) with erase checkbox selected.Then uninstall the earlier builds.
If you are installing as plug-in please make sure to have fresh copy of eclipse rather than installing on top of the eclipse that was used for beta or pre-release builds.
If you are using CFB along with Flash Builder please make sure that you are using the released build of Flash Builder.

2.Eclipse Versions:
For plug-in mode installation of CF Builder you can use eclipse 3.4.2 or 3.5.1.It is recommended that you use 3.5.1.
Only 32 bit eclipse is supported.You can’t use ColdFusion Builder with 64-bit eclipse.
For Mac OSX, cocoa version of eclipse is not supported.Make sure that you use carbon version of eclipse.

3. Not able to see License screen?
If you are using either cocoa version or 64 bit version of eclipse, you may not see the license window of ColdFusion Builder.Also many features of CF Builder like color coding will be missing,Help->Adobe ColdFusion Builder Registration is disabled. So please make sure that you are using the right version of eclipse.

4.Why I don’t see color coding??
License window is a modal one and if you click on any file even before license window comes up, license window appears behind the eclipse/CFB and you may not observe this and you may see that color coding is missing.Please make sure to accept the trial license in the modal window and this issue won’t happen.

5.Can’t see ColdFusion perspective after installing ColdFusion Builder as a plug-in to eclipse

In case of ColdFusion Builder plug-in installation on Eclipse, when you uninstall ColdFusion Builder and reinstall plug-ins into a different directory than the initial install directory, then you may not see the ColdFusion Builder perspective.

  • Workaround incase of Eclipse 3.4.2:

    Install (i.e unzip) a fresh copy of eclipse and put the file by copying it from the eclipse_home\dropins to the newly installed new_eclipse_home\dropins.

  • Workaround incase of Eclipse 3.5.1:

    Remove the file named ‘’ from the eclipse_home\dropins directory by backing it up at some other location. Now launch the eclipse (This clear-off the eclipse cache).Now put back the file into the dropins directory and launch Eclipse to see the ColdFusion perspective.

  • If you don’t want to use the fresh copy of eclipse , reinstall ColdFusion Builder plug-ins into the same path as the initial installation plug-ins path.

Above issue can also come up if you are moving from Beta builds to final release build on the same eclipse as that is used for Beta installation.

To workaround this you can start using the fresh copy of eclipse or apply the same workaround as mentioned above.

6. ColdFusion Builder Licensing Error while launching:
Sometimes, you may come across the following error message while launching:

Can’t launch ColdFusion Builder with an error ‘Licensing for this product has stopped working’ with error code 150:30 or 148:3 with
detailed Error message: ‘This product has encountered a problem which requires that you restart your computer before it can be launched’

These errors might come when

1. Anchor service is not installed
2. FNPLicensingService is not running though it is installed
3. While installing ColdFusion Builder, there are other high memory consuming services running
4. Either System is running low on physical memory or virtual memory

How to work around this:

On Mac, please check whether you have Anchor Service installed or not in your system at path:Library/Application Support/Flexnet Publisher/Service/

For Win, you may check the path %Program Files%\Common Files\Macrovision shared\Flexnet Publisher\

If it is already installed, start FNPLicensing service (under services you can see the service with the name ‘FLEXnet Licensing Service’) manually and launch ColdFusion Builder.

If it is not installed or unable to start the ‘FLEXnet Licensing Service’ or above workaround is not working, uninstall and reinstall ColdFusion Builder as an admin user with the following guidelines.

  • While installing please make sure that you there are no other high memory consuming services running and have at least 4GB of usable hard disk space.

  • If it is on Windows, please make sure that ‘Windows Installer’ service is running.