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How To: Avoid stopping an ArcIMS server when needing to edit a shapefile used in a map service

Summary

Instructions provided describe how to avoid stopping an ArcIMS server when needing to edit a shapefile used in a map service since the ArcIMS Spatial Server locks shapefiles so that they cannot be edited by other applications.

Procedure

  1. Stop the map service.
  2. Delete the map service.

    Note:
    If the shapefiles are in use by other map services, those map services also need to be deleted before performing step 3.

  3. Make the edits to the shapefile(s).
  4. Re-add the map service.
  5. Start the map service.

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