When you install 9.4 Beta 2, you’ll notice that ArcGIS Server for the Microsoft .Net Framework has been organized into two setups:
- ArcGIS Server – GIS Services
- ArcGIS Server – Web Applications
ArcGIS Server – GIS Services
For the majority of you, the GIS Services setup is the only setup you need to install. This setup installs the Server Object Manager (SOM), Server Object Container (SOC), and Web Service handlers for REST and SOAP. It provides you with a version of ArcGIS Manager that allows you to publish GIS services, administer the server, and configure security.
Here is a screenshot of the panel to choose the features you’d like to install in the ArcGIS Server – GIS Services setup:
ArcGIS Server – Web Applications
For those of you who create .Net Web applications, you should install this setup. This setup provides the ability to publish Web Mapping Applications from Manager and develop Web ADF applications inside of Visual Studio. Shortcuts that point to the online APIs are also part of this setup.
Here is a screenshot of the panel to choose the features you’d like to install in the ArcGIS Server – Web Applications setup:
Can I install both setups on a single machine?
Yes. The setups can be installed on a single machine. And the setups can be installed in any order.
What does Manager look like if I install both setups?
By installing the Manager features from both setups, you will create a single version of Manager that contains all possible features (what you are familiar with from the 9.3 release).
Is there any manual configuration required after the install to make the software work on a 64 bit environment?
No. One of the goals of the 9.4 install improvements was to make it easier to install ArcGIS Server on a 64 bit environment. The setups will create IIS application pools for you, respectively named ArcGISServicesAppPool and ArcGISApplicationsAppPool. These application pools will be created on both 32 bit and 64 bit environments. Additionally, on 64 bit environments the application pools will be automatically configured to support 32 bit web applications.
For a machine where both the ArcGIS Server – GIS Services and ArcGIS Server – Web Applications setups have been run, here’s a look at the application pools in IIS and how they were configured:
Does this setup work on Windows 7 and Windows 2008 R2?
Yes, please go ahead and test with Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 and give us your feedback.
What version of Visual Studio 2008 is required?
You must have Visual Studio 2008 SP1 installed in order to install the Visual Studio 2008 Integration feature.
I see Visual Studio 2010 Integration listed as an install feature. What does that mean?
The Web Applications setup now supports integrating the Web Mapping Application templates and Web ADF controls into Visual Studio 2010. The latest available Visual Studio 2010 version is Beta 2. We will continue to test VS2010 as Microsoft releases additional versions.
Contributed by Anne Reuland of the ArcGIS Server software development team.