This is a rewrite of my post on Running ColdFusion 8 on a USB Thumb drive . All we are just going to swap out BlueDragon J2EE for the Adobe's J2EE version of CF Server.
Here is the setup.
Download the following:
BlueDragon for J2EE: http://www.newatlanta.com/c/products/bluedragon/download/home
XAMPP standard http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp-windows.html#641
XAMPP Tomcat plug-in: http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp-windows.html#644
Make sure you have Java runtime (JRE)
the Java SDK (or JDK) installed on your machine.
1) Unzip BlueDragon and save it to disk. - I recommend using the ZIP archive or the Self extracting 7-ZIP archive to avoid having to use the XAMPP installer.
2) Unzip XAMPP. - I recommend placing it under your rood dir EX: C:\xampp\.
3) Unzip XAMPP Tomcat plug-in and place the contents where you unzipped XAMPP. - You will be over writing a few files and or folders so don't worry about that.
4) Run the setup_xampp.bat found in the XAMPP root.
5) Run the startup.bat EX: C:\XAMPP\tomcat\bin\ startup.bat
6) Now Point you browser to http://localhost:8080/ and go to the "Tomcat Manager". The default User/Pass is xampp/xampp.
7) Near the bottom of the Tomcat Web Application Manager page is the "WAR file to deploy" section. Use the "Select WAR file to upload" to upload BlueDragon701_352.war file from the BlueDragon zip file you downloaded.
8) After this click on the link for the newly created BlueDragon701_352 application or point your browser to http://localhost:8080/:8080/BlueDragon701_352/ to
Confirm that BlueDragon is up and running.
9) After this point your browser to http://localhost:8080/:8080/BlueDragon701_352/BlueDragon/admin.cfm to
access the administrator.
You can run the other bat files like tomcat_service_install.bat to install it as a service if you so desire.
Tomcat will name the directory based on the WAR file you upload. i.e. If you name it bluedragon.war your file will create a directory called /bluedragon/
You can change the port from 8080 to 80 by editing Tomcat's server.xml file in the conf folder.
<Connector port="80" protocol="HTTP/1.1" connectionTimeout="20000" redirectPort="8443" />