Prior to Installation:
Before installing ServletExec version 4.1.1 or 4.2 you must first install
the Java 2 SDK, Standard Edition version 1.4.0 (this is the version of JDK recommended
by Esri for use with ArcIMS 4.0.1). The SDK/JDK 1.4.0 can be freely downloaded from Sun's Website.
Note: Another term for JDK is SDK (Software Development Kit).
Esri also requires that the installed copy of ServletExec be a fully enabled/licensed* one
prior to running ArcIMS. (An unlicensed
copy of ServletExec will not be sufficient for running ArcIMS.)
*You may fully enable your free copy of ServletExec by:
In either case, the key (registration number) is entered in your browser via the
Administration tool which is included with ServletExec.
- Entering the key that you receive when you
purchase a ServletExec license.
- Obtaining a 30-day evaluation key for free, and entering it.
See step 'b' below for specific information explaining how to enter your key after you have
installed and tested ServletExec.
Before installing ServletExec for Microsoft IIS, it's very important
to completely stop your IIS web server. Here are instructions
for stopping IIS to make sure the ServletExec installation is
On the ArcIMS 4.0.1 Installation CD, you'll find ServletExec_ReadMe.html in the ServletExec folder.
It contains useful information and links to the ServletExec documentation and installers.
The ServletExec 4.1.1 Installation Guide is a great resource for installing ServletExec.
It contains Screen shots and other useuful steps and information for installing ServletExec.
Follow the ServletExec Installation Guide as the installation wizard guides you through the installation process.
After installing ServletExec for Microsoft IIS, it's very important
to completely stop and restart the IIS web server. Here are
instructions for stopping and restarting IIS to make sure the ServletExec
installation is completed properly...
Stop and Start IIS
To verify the ServletExec installation was successful:
a. Open a browser window and type:
If you see the TestServlet Output screen, your install was
successful and you may continue. If you don?t see this screen,
something is wrong. Carefully review the ServletExec Installation
Guide and the FAQs at this website to make sure all installation steps have completed properly.
One specific FAQ that may be of general assistance in this case is:
If that FAQ does not help you to solve the problem, then please send an email
describing the problem along with any relevant data such as DBMON or ServletExec.log output
to Esri Support
b. To fully enable/license ServletExec type in your browser:
c. Access the license & security page, and in the License key box, paste in your license code and
click Enter License Key. (Typing the key in manually can be error prone)
If you have not yet purchased an SE license key, and wish to "try before you buy",
a 30-day evaluation key can be obtained from New Atlanta for free.
If you receive an error when trying to enter a license key, please see:
Note: Once SE is registered, it is possible to specify an admin username in order to password-protect
access to the SE admin UI. If you choose to do this, you should first read section 2.6.2 of the
ServletExec 4.1.1 Installation Guide
d. Close ServletExec Admin (your browser window).
<hostname*> is the name of the computer on which the HTTP Web Server (IIS) is installed.
If your browser is running on the same machine as your Web Server, then localhost or 127.0.0.1 will usually work here.