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Integrating ServletExec 5.0 with ArcIMS

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These instructions apply only to ServletExec 5.x with ArcIMS 9.0, using Microsoft IIS web server on the Windows operating system. Instructions for integrating other versions of ServletExec and ArcIMS can be found here.

The instructions at this website are provided by New Atlanta Communications.
In addition to these instructions, Esri provides its own steps for installation and configuration of ServletExec and ArcIMS.
For ServletExec 5.x ISAPI on Windows 2003 (IIS 6) and ArcIMS 9.0 click here.
For ServletExec 5.x ISAPI on Windows with IIS 4 or IIS 5 and ArcIMS 9.0 click here.
A listing of all such Esri knowledge base articles can be found here.

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 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).
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:
  1. Allowing the ArcIMS post-installer to install a free 30-day evaluation license key into your ServletExec 5.0 installation.
  2. Entering the key that you receive when you purchase a ServletExec license.
In the 2nd case, the key (registration number) is entered in your browser via the Administration tool which is included with ServletExec.
See step 'c' 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 completed properly... Stop IIS

Installing ServletExec:

On the ArcIMS 9.0 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 Installation Guide is a great resource for installing ServletExec. It contains Screenshots and other useful 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:
FAQ #7
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 access the ServletExec main Admin UI, type in your browser:


After entering the username and password you specified during the SE installation, you should see the Main SE admin UI pages:

c. If you intend to have the ArcIMS post-installer install a free 30-day evaluation key for ServletExec, then you don't need this step. You would simply cycle ServletExec after the ArcIMS post-installer completes. But if you have already purchased a full SE 5.x license key and you wish to use it now to fully enable/license ServletExec, then access the license page, and in the License key box, paste in your license key and click Enter License Key. (Typing the key in manually can be error prone)
If you receive an error when trying to enter a license key, please see:
FAQ #60

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 will usually work here.

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