Upgrading Lucee 4.5 to 5 (originally Ralio 3.3.1) on Windows Problems


I’ve hit a brick wall here. I am trying to upgrade Lucee 4.5 to 5 and post upgrade am getting errors.

After the last step (delete all JARA in C:\railo\lib, keep the lucee-server dir, copy in lucee-, the service (which is still named “Apache Tomcat Railo”) DOES starts, but web pages return 404 errors shown below (and log files attached):

Request for http://localhost:8888/lucee/admin/server.cfm > 404 - The requested resource is not available. - Apache Tomcat/7.0.73

Request for http://localhost/test.cfm > 404 (module IsapiModule > ExecuteRequestHandler) c:\railo\connector\isapi_redirect-1.2.31.dll / from IIS

I installed Java 1.8 and removed the ancient 1.6 and updated environment paths to see if that would help. It didn’t…

What I don’t understand is that I see in some posts people talking about dropping the lucee.jar file into the /tomcat/lib/ext/ directory but the upgrade steps (http://docs.lucee.org/guides/lucee-5/upgrading-lucee-45.html) don’t seem to mention that and I’ve put it in c:\railo\lib. Is this wrong?

Log files from C:\railo\tomcat\logs\ created when I start the service are included below. Do they help shed any light on this to anyone? I see some messages about "lucee/loader/servlet/LuceeServletContextListener : Unsupported major.minor version 51.0",. which leads me to believe Java 1.6 is still being used, however, I have un-uinstalled 1.6 and made sure the environment variables and registry entries all point to 1.8 (as mentioned in https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/lucee/2Vl0E1saMFI). Could Lucee be pointing to Java 1.6 in a config file?

My environment variables look like this:

Any help at all is appreciated - I am dead in the water on this (after many hours)…

commons-daemon.2017-06-26.log (892 Bytes)
host-manager.2017-06-26.log (11.1 KB)
railo-stderr.2017-06-26.log (98.8 KB)
catalina.2017-06-26.log (98.6 KB)


Not sure if it’s your problem, but why is your iis handler mapping connection using an isapi-redirect connector? I think the default connector is normally Boncode, which should show up as BonCodeAJP13.dll. Maybe the isapir redirect is a left over from railo 3.x?

The boncode connector has an installer that will setup the iis mappings.

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For IIS, see https://www.iis.net/configreference/system.webserver/security/requestfiltering/denyurlsequences

/WEB-INF should definitely be blocked for direct access. It is the default directory for configurations etc., so if you haven’t changed default settings you do need it, just block it to public access.