Error: Server Context creation failed on machine xxx. Access to output directory is denied
When starting a server object the following error appears:
"Server Context creation failed on machine xxx. Access to output directory is denied."
The ArcGIS Server Object Container Account must have write permissions to the virtual directory.
The following is a sample directory: c:\inetpub\wwwroot\temp
Solution or Workaround
Follow the steps below.
- Right-click on the virtual directory, for example: c:\inetpub\wwwroot\temp
Select the Properties > Security tab.
- Add the ArcGIS Server Object Container Account and give it write permissions, so that it can read/write images.
- Click OK to close the Properties dialog.