Tuesday, 16 February 2016

ColdFusion 201610.5.1: first attempt at installing...

So I decided to bite the bullet, install that stupid Akamai download manager (in 2016, seriously?) and grabbed the ColdFusion 201610.5.1 trial.

Most of the way through the install process, I get this:

Just for the sake of people googling, I'll put that here again in text:

The Program can't start because MSVCR110.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem.

I guess this is something to do with a C++ runtime I don't have installed, or something. I mean I do have the 2005, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2015 ones installed. But not this one.

For the record, I'm doing this install on a Windows 10 Home 64-bit laptop.

One would think if an installer needed a dependency... the installer would know how to get hold of the dependency?

Oh well. I'll work out WTF, and report back.


Yeah, apparently I didn't have the 2011 redistributable, which is solved by installing the 2012 one. Which I already had installed. But, hey... I'll play their silly games and reinstalled it, and now ColdFusion 2016's installer has completed no worries.

I remain underwhelmed by ColdFusion 201610.5.1, needless to say.