I have ArcGIS Server 10.21 on Windows Server 2012 R2, and have created a web application using ESRI JavaScript API v.3.16 that uses the dijit/Print that invokes the Export Web Map task on the server. I have the Printing Tools service running on the server and can print any of the ESRI background maps just fine. However, when I add any of my local feature layers, I get an error that it is unable to complete the process. The error message in the PrintingTools log says that it "failed to create layer from service at http://myServer.myDomain.com/arcgis/rest/services/SampleWorldCities/MapServer/0". If I replace the server URL with the local IP address (ex. then it works fine. Does anyone know what I am doing wrong here?

  • Do you have arcmap on the server machine? If so can you make a user connection to the gIS server with that url? Is there perhaps a load balancer in the mix here?
    – jakc
    Apr 27, 2016 at 13:39
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    Since you're running windows, can you view the application from Internet Explorer on the server? Can you view myServer.myDomain.com/arcgis/rest/services/SampleWorldCities/… from the same machine?
    – raykendo
    Apr 27, 2016 at 14:19
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    A hacky solution would be to get on your server and add an entry to the hosts file mapping myserver.mydomain.com to en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hosts_%28file%29 Apr 27, 2016 at 14:26
  • Sorry, I don't have arcmap on the server. If I am on the server, I can only get to the URL if I use "localhost". If I am on the server, and access the URL with localhost, I get a message stating that it is unable to load the PrintingTools/GPServer/Export Web Map Task. I am not that network savvy so I am not sure what is going on.
    – Abby G.
    Apr 27, 2016 at 21:52
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    in general, its a good idea to confirm that the machine where ArcGIS Server is installed is able to access the same resources, qualified in the same way as they are in your application in the browser. this will help you confirm that they can be printed too. Apr 28, 2016 at 16:38

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This is a security related issue. Your Print service hasn't permission to access your Map service. You just give permissions to your print service or make your map service as public. It will be fixed.

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