How To: Avoid stopping an ArcIMS server when needing to edit a shapefile used in a map service
Instructions provided describe how to avoid stopping an ArcIMS server when needing to edit a shapefile used in a map service since the ArcIMS Spatial Server locks shapefiles so that they cannot be edited by other applications.
- Stop the map service.
- Delete the map service.
If the shapefiles are in use by other map services, those map services also need to be deleted before performing step 3.
- Make the edits to the shapefile(s).
- Re-add the map service.
- Start the map service.
- Manage the Application Server from the command line for ArcIMS 3.0
- Manage ArcIMS from the command line