How To: Modify Server Object Container (SOC) host machine capacity in the server.dat file


The capacity property of the Server Object Containers in ArcGIS Server can be changed by editing the server.dat file.


  1. Navigate to <ArcGIS Install Directory>\server\system in Windows Explorer.
  2. Open server.dat in a text editor such as NotePad or WordPad.
  3. Edit the value <Capacity> tag under the <ServerMachines> section.

  4. Save server.dat.
  5. In Windows Services, restart the ArcGIS Server Object Manager Service.

Last Published: 5/5/2016

Article ID: 000010669

Software: ArcGIS Image Server 9.3.1, 9.3, 9.2