When accessing a Web service endpoint or attempting to make an Internet connection to the ArcGIS Server Map services for the Java platform, the following error message is displayed:
"HTTP Status 503 - Web services handler not initialized"
The Java Web service handler is unable to connect to the ArcGIS Server Object Manager (SOM) process.
After completing the above steps for the corresponding platform, launch a new Web browser session and access the following URL:
This URL returns an XML document indicating that the Web services handler is now working properly.