I need to create a visual map of my current ArcGIS Server system including where software and data are installed. The System comprises of MSSQL, ArcSDE 9.3, ArcIMS, ArcGIS Server 10.0, and various servers which host Server Object Containers, and at least one Server Object Manager.

I can´t see any SOC or SOM in the windows services. Can anyone give me clue how to get this information from my server environment?


Try to find out one or more of these criteria to determine if ArcGIS Server ist installed

  • There is a Service called ArcGIS Server Object Manager in the Windows Services Console
  • There is a Process ArcSOM.exe and one or more ArcSOC.exe running on your machine

  • Under %PROGRAMFILES(x86)\ArcGIS* you'll find an installation of ArcGIS Server

  • Use the PatchFinder.exe (Included with the servicepacks) or the Uninstall Utility included on your ArcGIS Installation Disks which tells you which Type and Version of ESRI Software is installed onto your machine
  • Thanks for the reply. I have seen that on Server1 an ArcGIS Server Object Manager is running with an ArcGIS Server SOC monitor. On Server2 there are ArcGIS services running named for example Vector64_sde, Raster64_sde. Would these be sde services that run in the so-called 3 Tier system? – Robert Buckley Jan 15 '14 at 9:47
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    Probably. 'sdeservice -o list' could confirm this. – Vince Jan 15 '14 at 11:39
  • Yes, I have to confess, I didn't mention SDE Service, because we teared them all down and just direct connect. But you are right, that are (now called) ArcGIS Server Basic instances serving data in a 3 tier system. Vince already gave you a hint, that you can inspect those with the sdetools. You can also call netstat -b if there are processes listening on port 5151, 5152, 5153, and so on if you want to check if they are active. – Jürgen Zornig Jan 15 '14 at 22:51

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