Prior to Installation:
Before installing ServletExec you should first install
the Java 2 SDK (not the JRE), Standard Edition version 1.4.2.
Note: The ArcIMS 9.0 Installation Guide (Install.htm on your ArcIMS 9.0 for Unix CD) states that SDK 1.3.1 or higher is supported, so we recommend that you
use SDK 1.4.2 since it is newer.
In addition, that guide lists versions of JRE that you could use (instead of
using the SDK), but if you use the JRE, there are several versions that Esri specifically states as NOT being
supported with ArcIMS 9.0 (for its ArcIMS Manager and Java Viewers, or due to multi-byte environments).
Therefore, to make your life easier, just install the SDK (i.e. don't use the JRE).
Sun's SDK/JDK 1.4.2 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 any of the following means:
In the 2nd case, the key (registration number) is entered in your browser via the
Administration tool which is included with ServletExec.
Allowing the ArcIMS post-installer to install a free 30-day evaluation license key into your ServletExec 5.0 installation.
- Entering the key that you receive when you
purchase a ServletExec license.
See step 'c' below for specific information explaining how to enter your key after you have
installed and tested ServletExec.
Before installing ServletExec with Apache, you should stop the Apache web server.
ServletExec Installation Guide
as the ServletExec installation script prompts you through the installation process.
Choose 'yes' when prompted by the ServletExec AS installer to allow the installer
to update httpd.conf for you.
After installing ServletExec with the Apache web server you should do the following:
- start up the Apache web server.
open a browser window and access http://<hostname*>/ to verify that your web server
is still able to serve you a simple static html page. If it cannot, then something is wrong with your web
server. Diagnose and fix that before continuing.
start up your ServletExec instance by running the StartServletExec script file from
a command window
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 ServletExec.log output
to Esri Support
b. To fully enable/license ServletExec type in your browser:
c. Access the license 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)
d. Close ServletExec Admin (your browser window).
<hostname*> is the name of the computer on which the HTTP Web Server (Apache) 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.