I know this is a very old topic to write but many times I gets questions from our junior engineers regarding this and they makes some common mistakes while doing this. So, I'm going to share this:
Here, I am using ColdFusion Splendor Beta as my CF Server and ColdFusion Thunder Beta as the Builder.
Open your CF builder and see the add server button present at the bottom panel of your builder as shown below. Sometimes this panel minimized with side bar please check it out.
Click on that Add Server button then it will open a new window like below:
Here in this window there are so many options but we will only consider options which are required for setting a local server.
Server Name: Any name to identify your server.
Description: Description for your server.
Application Server: Inbuilt server on which ColdFusion runs, form CF10 ColdFusion is integrated with Tomcat. So, for ColdFusion Splendor it's also Tomcat.
Host Name: Here you can provide any IP address or the host name.
Web Server Port: Port on which ColdFusion server is installed, best way to find is the port no used while accessing CF Admin Web Application in URL.
JEE Settings are not required for us.
In Other settings provide RDS user name and RDS password which you have set during ColdFusion server installation. Then Click on NEXT, you will see a new window like below:
Server Home: Browse and give your CF installation path and it will automatically take Document Root, select your ColdFusion server version then check the check box for "Use Windows Service to start/stop the server".
Click on Next, you will see a new window like below:
You don't need to change anything in this screen and click on finish and this window will be closed and you can see the server information which will be added in the bottom panel of the CF builder as shown in below image.
Here you can see the application server added into CF Builder and the status is Running. So, from here we can manage our CF server like: starting server, stopping server, search for data source present in that server and view tables in that data source..and many other things.
Hope it will save your time.