Note: If you are upgrading from an earlier release of Allaire Forums, see Upgrading from an earlier release.
The setup program gives you the option of replacing your existing Allaire Forums databases. You do not need to replace these databases in order to upgrade. If you do choose to replace your databases, all of the information stored in your current databases will be destroyed. We strongly recommend that you DO NOT replace your existing Allaire Forums databases.
Where d: is the drive letter designation for your CD-ROM drive. The setup program will prompt you for information necessary to complete the installation.
Note: By default, the Forums setup program will install both templates and databases into the \cfusion\cfapps\ directory. You can install Forums in a different directory. As a security measure these directories should not be accessible to users other than the Web server itself.
Forums documentation is installed in the /web_server_root/Forums/Docs directory by default. You can install Forums documentation in a different directory if you like. To view the online documentation (if this is not what you are already doing) open the following URL:
Where web_server_root is your web server's document root directory.
To enter the conference open the following URL in your browser:
Where your_server_name is the name of the server hosting Forums.
If you get the message: Execution Denied, you need to enable execution in your web server root directory. For Microsoft Internet Information Server (IIS), you set this option in the Service Properties for the WWW server:
Once you've entered the conference, you should change the administrator's username and/or password.
You can also enter the administrator by loading the administrator URL:
Where web_server_root is your web server's document root directory. Click the Go To button in the Conference Administrator to return to the conference.
Once youve successfully installed Forums, youre ready to access the Forums Administrator. You can access the Forums administrator by opening the following URL:
Where web_server_root is your web server's document root directory. You can also access the administrator by logging in to Forums using the Administrator login.