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Stuck running the ColdFusion 'Migration wizard'? Here's how to get past that

Note: This blog post is from 2016. Some content may be outdated--though not necessarily. Same with links and subsequent comments from myself or others. Corrections are welcome, in the comments. And I may revise the content as necessary.
CF Admin migration wizard screenSomeone presented a problem on a discussion list where they found that upon installing CF, they got to the "migration wizard" screen, and though it offered the option to "continue" if it hung up, it did not continue for him.

In this post, I'll share how to get past that prompt, if this happens to you. (And despite that image on the right showing ColdFusion 11, this could conceivably happen in CF10, CF9, and so on, and this same solution applies to all.)

For the anxious folks who want to "skip the waffle" and context/setup, the solution is at the very bottom. :-)

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Comments
Nice article Charlie. My only concern is, if you set the attributes to "false", then your migration of settings will not happen. I suggest, before turning them to "false", just ensure that the neo-*.xml within \ColdFusion11\cfusion\lib\ are updated.
# Posted By Anit Kumar Panda | 1/28/16 5:27 PM
Hi, Anit. Well, the premise of the post is that the wizard was not working (for the person who reported the problem. It was just hanging.) For him, showing how to "skip it" allowed him to proceed with access to his CF Admin, which was of primary importance.

And consider also that he'd mentioned that his machine did NOT have a prior installation of CF on it, so that was all the more reason why he didn't even need the migration wizard to run.

I did clarify both those points, but given your observation, I have tweaked the article in a few places to make it clear that of course one could use the same mechanism, setting those values to "true", to try to run the wizard again at a later time.

I also added mention of the CAR mechanism as another way to export/import admin settings, including the fact that CF 11 now offers that in Standard, pointing to a blog post I had done on that. (Before anyone would crow that that support in CF 11 won't help if the previous version, which one wants to export from, is NOT Enterprise, I do realize that and discuss it in that other blog post.)
# Posted By Charlie Arehart | 1/29/16 10:31 AM
Cheers Charlie.
# Posted By Anit Kumar Panda | 1/29/16 2:54 PM
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