shrug-l: ArcServer 10.1
Porter, William B.
william.porter at famu.edu
Tue Oct 23 14:24:28 EDT 2012
I understand Yurong Tan's irritating at some changes in ArcInfo 10.1
Some of what I discovered may or may not have existed in 10.0.
I set up maps using ArcServer. I found that it defaults to making
ArcServer applications read/write, even if you don't want them to be. I
will never want ArcServer maps to do any more than pass read-only data
to a user through a query.
The problem I have with ArcServer is that it demands VPN access because
of the permissions it grants users [I believe]. ArcIMS didn't have that
problem: I don't remember seeing this in earlier versions of ArcServer.
I don't know if it's possible to make a map public unless I move the
server out of the Core, outside the firewall.
Now I'm trying to determine if ESRI still supports ArcIMS and if I can
run it on the same server.
I've had problem with ESRI tech support on ArcServer. They don't seem
to know this application very well.
I copied all the GIS data I commonly use to the Mapserver on a drive
lettered the same as data on my Desktop.
I still had to register all of the data when I made a map: It wouldn't
simply look for it on the server, find it and use it. I called tech
support and explained the problem. Now I realize his solution
[registering the data on my desktop] means the server now reads the data
from my desktop - defeating the purpose - copying data to the server.
The tech clearly did not understand my goal after I explained it. I
have run into that a lot with ArcServer, but rarely on any ESRI problems
before ArcServer. I was impressed with their techies in the past.
William B. Porter william.porter at famu.edu
<mailto:william.porter at famu.edu> 850 412 5972
Application Coordinator for GIS / Infrastructure
Florida A&M University
EIT / GIS
Perry-Paige, West Wing Ground floor,
Office 1 -C
1740 S. M L King BLVD
TLH FL 32307
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