00:06This video demonstrates how to create an ArcGIS Server site.

00:10A site is a deployment of ArcGIS Server.

00:13It can encompass one or more machines.

00:16In this demonstration, we’ll create a site on just one machine...

00:19...but we’ll make sure to configure it so that more machines could be easily added.

00:24Before you can create a site, you must install ArcGIS for Server.

00:28After you install and authorize the software...’ll see ArcGIS Server Manager open in a web browser.

00:34Manager asks if you want to create a new site or join an existing one.

00:40We’ll choose to create a new site.

00:44Now you must enter an account that will act as the primary site administrator.

00:48ArcGIS Server requires an initial account that you can use to create the site...

00:52...log in to Manager, and set up security.

00:55This is called the primary site administrator account.

00:58Take note that this is not the ArcGIS Server account that... entered when installing ArcGIS Server.

01:04It is not even an operating system account.

01:07It is stored by ArcGIS Server and controls access to ArcGIS Server only.

01:12I will call my primary site administrator account "admin" and I'll give it a password.

01:24In the next panel, I’m asked to provide two locations...

01:27...the root server directory and the configuration store.

01:31The server directories hold supplemental items used by my site...

01:34...including map cache tiles, output images, geoprocessing results, and so on.

01:39The server directories allow these items to be referenced from a central location...

01:43...from any GIS server machine.

01:45I’ll also mention that the server directories do not hold the server logs...

01:49...those are stored in a local directory on each machine.

01:53The configuration store holds files describing the essential characteristics of my site... which machines participate on it, which services it is running, and so on.

02:03Both the server directories and the configuration store need to be visible... all the machines in my site.

02:09Notice that the default paths here are local paths...

02:13...that would not be accessible to other machines.

02:15So I’m going to minimize Manager for a minute...

02:19...and I’ll create two directories on my machine that I will share on the network.

02:24Then I can ensure that all the machines I add to the site in the future...

02:27...can see these directories.

02:31First I’ll create a parent directory called arcgisserver to hold both of them.

02:39This isn’t required, but I’m doing it for convenience in this video so that I...

02:43...only have to set permissions on one folder.

02:47Then, inside the arcgisserver folder, I’ll create two folders.

02:53I’ll call these config-store and directories.

03:04Now I’m going to share the parent folder and...

03:07...apply full permissions for the ArcGIS Server account...

03:10...meaning the account that I specified during installation that runs...

03:14...the ArcGIS Server Windows service.

03:16This account needs to exist with the same name and password on every machine...

03:20...that I add to the site.

03:26I’m going to do this in the folder properties, so first I’ll share the folder...

03:34...and then I’ll add the ArcGIS Server account.

03:41On my machine the ArcGIS Server account I had specified as a local account.

03:46My local machine is called DEMOBOX and I called the account...

03:50...arcgis when I installed ArcGIS Server.

03:54So I’m adding that and granting full permissions.

03:59Now I also need to grant file permissions... I’ve granted share permissions and now I’m going to add Windows file permissions... the same fashion.

04:12So I’ll go to my local machine and find that ArcGIS Server account...

04:19...and grant it full permissions.

04:24Notice that I am not dealing with the primary site administrator account that...

04:29...I just created in Manager.

04:31I am granting permissions to my ArcGIS Server account.

04:34These are two different accounts.

04:36The primary site administrator account controls access to...

04:39...ArcGIS Server only and has nothing to do with the file system...

04:43...whereas the ArcGIS Server account is specified during installation and needs... be granted permissions to access these folders.

04:50Once I’ve created these directories and granted permissions...

04:53...I can close this and I’m going to go back into Manager.

04:57I can now reference these folders using their new shared locations.

05:01So because this is called DEMOBOX, I’ll do \\DEMOBOX.

05:07And then this directory structure stays the same, \arcgisserver\directories.

05:12I should be able to do the same thing with the configuration store.

05:18Notice that I did not have to create all the server directories on disk.

05:21I just needed to create the root folder for them...

05:25...and the ArcGIS Server site creation process will create the rest of the directories.

05:29In fact, let me go ahead and click Next to review the things that I’ve set up...

05:35...and then I’ll click Finish to create the site.

05:38It can take a few minutes to create the site.

05:43When the site is complete, I am prompted to log back in to Manager.

05:47I can use the primary site administrator account that I created back when I...

05:51...created the site.

05:54In a healthy site, you should see the SampleWorldCities map service.

05:58This service exists so that you can verify that your site is running successfully.

06:03You can delete it whenever you choose.

06:05You also have some services that are used internally by ArcGIS Server...

06:09...which you’ll see over here in the System folder.

06:13These include PublishingTools, CachingTools, and ReportingTools.

06:17You should not delete these services, but you can change the maximum...

06:21...number of instances of these services that are allowed to run.

06:25Finally, you’ll see some services in your Utilities folder...

06:28...for printing, searching, and geometric calculations.

06:32These are stopped by default, but you can start them if you decide that you need them.

06:38Click the Site tab of Manager to view administrative information about your site.

06:42This includes all the server directories that were created.

06:45You can see that they were added into that...

06:47...\\DEMOBOX\arcgisserver\directories folder that we set up.

06:52You can also view the configuration store location...

06:55...and the list of machines participating in the site.

07:00Now that your site has been created, you can begin publishing services to it.

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Creating an ArcGIS Server site

This video walks you through the process of creating a site using ArcGIS 10.1 for Server.

  • Recorded: May 1st, 2012
  • Runtime: 07:15
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  • Published: May 30th, 2012
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