Anne Reuland of the Server Development team has contributed the following excellent detailed writeup on what is in service pack 1 for ArcGIS Server for the Microsoft .Net Framework 9.2.
There’s a very good overview of
what’s new in ArcGIS Server 9.2 on the ArcGIS
Server Product Documentation page. Open the Whats
New In ArcGIS Desktop 9.2 document; you’ll need to enter your ESRI global
account. The Table of Contents has a listing for ArcGIS Server and ArcIMS.
I’ve had several folks
ask for an overview on what’s included in our Service Pack 1 release. The main purpose of the ArcGIS
Server for the Microsoft .Net Framework 9.2 Service Pack 1 release was to
address support issues with Internet Explorer 7. The problems we saw with ArcGIS
Server 9.2 Final and Internet Explorer 7 were display problems with the map or
Web Mapping Application related to certain tools and changes to the application
layout. We also found formatting problems with buttons and panels in the Web
Mapping Application, Manager, and several samples in our Software Developer Kit.
Here is the full list of bug fixes for Internet Explorer 7 support:
- NIM005055 – Samples: In IE7, HTML buttons without a
defined width will span the width of the browser.
- NIM005056 – Samples: In IE7, resizable divs should not
define a width or height.
- NIM005539 – When using the Web Mapping Application in
Internet Explorer 7, clicking the FullExtent or Magnifier tool causes the
page to go blank.
- NIM005540 – When using the Web Mapping Application in
Internet Explorer 7, docking a floating panel causes the page to go blank.
- NIM005564 – When running Manager in an Internet
Explorer 7 browser, the Apply button on the Preview Layers tab may be
partially obscured or missing completely.
- NIM005565 – When running Manager in an Internet
Explorer 7 browser, the ‘Preview Map Service’ panel is excessively wide.
- NIM005566 – When running Manager in an Internet
Explorer 7 browser and configuring a task, the message informing the user
that a supporting service is required does not display.
- NIM005567 – When running Manager in an Internet
Explorer 7 browser and editing an existing application, the Configure
button on the Tasks panel is partially obscured.
- NIM005569 – After digitizing a new feature with the
Geoprocessing Task in Internet Explorer 7, the Help button, Submit button
and selection of features will not work until clicked twice.
- NIM005602 – Visual Studio 2005 SDK help system
displays with incorrect style and formatting when viewed on a machine
with Internet Explorer 7 installed.
Once you install Service Pack 1,
newly created web applications will take advantage of these fixes for Internet
Explorer 7. If you have already built applications with Manager or the Web
Mapping Application template that you would like to update with these fixes, we
have written a migration utility that will make these changes to your Web
Mapping applications. You can download the migration
utility from our support site.
We’re always looking to improve
performance for the web applications and web services. Jeremy has already
posted about the changes to with map cache image formats to support JGP, PNG8,
and PNG32. These changes allow you to choose the image format that works best
for your application’s functionality and performance needs.
Other performance improvements made
at Service Pack 1 affect web service authentication and geocoding with ArcWeb
Services. In the Web Mapping Application, we made improvements on how fast the
map and task results are initialized. These bug fixes are:
- NIM005590 – Improve Web services authentication
- NIM005598 – Optimize the display of task results when
using ArcGIS Server Internet resources.
- NIM005623 – Optimize initialization within the Map
- NIM005619 – Optimize geocoding with ArcWeb Services
When using caches map services, if
you have secured both your map service and the cache directories that hold your
map tiles, Service Pack 1 includes a fix to allow the Web Mapping Application
to access those secured tile directories without prompting the end-user of the
application for a username and password. Once a username and password has been
specified during creation of the Web Mapping Application, that account will be
used to access the secured map service and the secured tile directories. The
bug fix for this change is:
- NIM005541 – Use the Identity information provided when
defining a map resource to access cache directories that have
If you are using ArcWeb Services in
your Web Mapping Application, you may have been affected by this bug fixed at
Service Pack 1:
- NIM005593 – ArcWeb services randomly return the error
‘The underlying connection was closed: A connection that was expected to
be kept alive was closed by the server’.
We also fixed problems with some of
the query operators for the Query Attributes task at Service Pack 1. :
- NIM005323 – Web applications containing a Query Task
expression using either the < or <= operators will fail to build.
- NIM005571 – Web applications published from Manager
containing a Query Task expression using the LIKE operator do not return
the correct results.
- NIM005572 – Web applications containing a Query Task
expression using the != operator do not return the correct results.
In the Web Mapping Application,
after running a task to get a list of results, the Zoom To option for point
features was not zooming in far enough. This problem was addressed at Service
Pack 1 by adding a property named ZoomToPointFactor to the Task Results control
to allow you to control the zooming:
- NIM005594 – Add a ZoomToPointFactor property to the
TaskResults control to specify the scale change when using the ZoomTo
context menu option.
Also in the Web Mapping Application,
fixes were made to ensure the scale bar displays in the expected location:
- NIM005622 – Fix cases where the Scalebar is displayed
outside the Map control on initial startup of the Web Mapping
You can get the full list
that were addressed on the Service Pack page.