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FAQ: Why does a gsrvr DOS window appear when a client connects to ArcSDE?

Question

Why does a gsrvr DOS window appear when a client connects to ArcSDE?

Answer

The gsrvr DOS window is initialized on the SDE server when a client connects to ArcSDE, if the ArcSDE service has the option to allow services to interact with the enabled desktop.

Follow the steps below to disable this option:

1. Navigate to Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services.

2. Right-click the ArcSDE service and select Properties.

3. Select the Log On tab.

4. Uncheck the 'Allow services to interact with desktop' check box.

5. Restart the ArcSDE service.