Activate additional logging in ArcIMS Monitor


ArcIMS Monitor tracks the state of the ArcIMS Spatial Server. During development or when troubleshooting issues, the debug logging option can be activated to monitor registration information between the ArcIMS Application and Spatial Servers.


  1. Navigate to the ArcIMS Monitor property file and open it in a text editor.

    On Windows, <ArcIMS Installation Directory>\Server\Monitor\

    On Linux/UNIX, <ArcIMS Installation Directory>/Monitor/
  2. Find the debug property and set it to true.

    This logs detailed registration information between the ArcIMS Application and Spatial Servers to the Console Window. If you would prefer to log this information to file, find the logToFile property and set it to true.


  3. Save and close the file.
  4. Stop and restart the ArcIMS Services.

    There is a specific sequence to follow when stopping and restarting the ArcIMS services (Windows) or processes (UNIX).


    Stop them in the following order:
    A) ArcIMS Tasker
    B) ArcIMS Monitor
    C) ArcIMS Application Server

    Start them in the opposite order you stopped them:
    A) ArcIMS Application Server
    B) ArcIMS Monitor
    C) ArcIMS Tasker

    For further information about the stop and start of ArcIMS services on Windows or Linux operating systems, see the articles listed in Related Information below.

    The log files, Monitor_<PID>.log (v4 or earlier) or MonitorDebug_<PID>.log (v4.0.1), will be created upon startup and stored at <ArcIMS Installation Directory>\Server\Monitor\log on Windows and <ArcIMS Installation Directory>/Monitor/log on Linux/UNIX.

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