Large number of AEJava.exe processes on the Web server

Last Published: April 25, 2020


At ArcIMS 3, AEJava.exe processes may unexpectedly start up on the Web server, run for a couple of seconds, and then never shut down. If left unchecked, these AEJava.exe processes may overload and crash the Web server.


This problem occurs when a Windows 2000 client machine attempts to load the ArcIMS 3 Java Viewer without ArcExplorer Java 3 also present on the client machine. Windows 2000 is not a supported client platform for the Java Viewer at ArcIMS 3.

Solution or Workaround

To fully correct this problem, actions will need to be taken on both the server and the client(s), as described here:

  • On the Web server, the only way to clear the unwanted AEJava.exe processes is to reboot the server.
  • To prevent the problem from occurring again, install ArcExplorer 3 on the Windows 2000 client. ArcExplorer 3 is available on the ArcIMS 3 Installation CD.

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