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When I run a tool I've published as a gp service, the only messages I get are these:

esriJobMessageTypeInformative: Submitted. 
esriJobMessageTypeInformative: Executing... 
esriJobMessageTypeInformative: Succeeded. 

Is there some way I can get the same messages I see when I run the tool locally?

I don't see anything obvious in the documentation.

It is a custom tool written in arcobjects (implementing IGPFunction), so if there's some special way to call IGpMessages I'd consider that.

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What is the "showMessages" option in your service config file?

If it's "false" (the default) then ArcGIS Server will swallow all the messages.

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Thanks mwalker, was able to stop the service and check the "show messages" checkbox in ArcCatalog. – Kirk Kuykendall Nov 23 '10 at 14:51

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