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When using ArcGIS Server 9.3 Java on any platform, the REST Services directory may fail to start correctly, and may exhibit one of the following problems:
• The REST Services Directory fails to display or renders a 404 error
• Errors display when exporting the REST Services Handler
• Errors display when configuring default settings for the Services Handler
The /arcgis/java/web_output/rest/WEB-INF/classes/server.properties file is malformed and as such the REST Services web application fails to start.
This may be due to a malformed server.properties file, found in the following location:
This can be addressed by performing the following steps: