Does anyone know if it is possible to refresh an ArcIMS service with ArcObjects and if so do you have a nice code snippet? :)
I think it might have something to do with interface IIMSAxlRequest - but not sure how to use it...
No you can't use ArcObjects.
Your best bet is too just restart the ArcIMS services. Simply doing a refresh like you would in the admin console may not refresh any fields that have been added or removed from the map service. Only a restart of the services will guarantee that.
You could script the restart with a batch file.
You could also remove the map service and add it back in if you don't want to take down ArcIMS Services.