How do I know if my ArcGIS 9.3.1 has a GIS server on my computer?

  • Do you want to know if the software is installed, or if you have services up and running? Sep 20, 2011 at 18:20
  • Please supply more specifics. Is this a Windows computer or UNIX? Are you looking for a particular flavor of GIS Server, or just any sort of software capable of serving GIS content?
    – mwalker
    Sep 20, 2011 at 18:29
  • I am not familiar with the server side. Is it an extension ? or does it come with the Desktop package ? I check and went into the ArcGIS Desktop Admin but it does not mention it.
    Sep 20, 2011 at 19:47
  • By the way, Is there a tutorial book that can I read about ArcGIS Server for 9.3.1 ? I don't know if my agency will have the 10 anytime soon. Thanks.
    Sep 21, 2011 at 0:10
  • I would like to thank everyone for their quick respond to my question. It looks like we do not have a separate ArcGIS Server. I will try and convince my agency to include it when it comes to ArcGIS 10. I will continue and keep learning how to do this. Thanks.
    Sep 23, 2011 at 18:26

2 Answers 2


A quick way to tell if an ArcGIS Server is up and running on your computer is to check via the Rest API:


If you get to a page with some basic map service related options, the service is running. If you get an error, ArcGIS Server may be installed, but it's probably not running.

EDIT: Response to comment

Here are the default URLS for the REST API for both editions of ArcGIS Server:

Java: http://<host>:8399/argis/rest
.NET: http://<host>/arcgis/rest

These are the default URLs unless changes are made to the configuration of the REST API. If you've gotten that far, you probably know whether or not ArcGIS Server is installed on your computer.

  • I disagree. If Java edition, there will be a port number. COuld also be a port number on .NET edition.
    – jakc
    Sep 22, 2011 at 10:50

GIS Server is a pretty detailed install.
This tells a lot about what AGServer can do.

Here are some resources for AGS 9.3.1.
Tutorial Components of AGS system
What comes with AGS

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