ColdFusion 8/9 64-bit Unable to Load Library Error

As more developers begin to move their clients to 64-bit operating systems and 64-bit ColdFusion, you will likely encounter the following error message:

Unable to load library  
C:ColdFusion8cfx[tagname].dll

This indicates that the dll for this tag was compiled for 16-bit systems only, which worked fine on 32 bit systems because there was a 16 bit to 32 bit compatability layer.  However, the newer Windows 2008 builds no longer support such compatability and would only support 32 bit tags and up.  So far, for most of the occurances I’ve seen of this, they are on older tags where the original publisher no longer exists so I am not holding out for 64-bit versions.  Luckily, most of the functionality that needed to be provided in a cfx tag is now built in to ColdFusion 8 and 9.

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