How To: Install an ArcGIS Server 10 instance on a non-default website in IIS 7


Organizations can install their ArcGIS Server instance in a non-default website on their Windows platform. This allows the ArcGIS Server instance to be separate from the default website.

Instructions provided describe how to install a new ArcGIS Server instance on a Windows Server on a non-default website in IIS 7.


  1. Open Internet Information Services Manager (IIS Manager).
  2. Right-click Sites in the browse tree on the left.
  3. Select Add Web Site.
    [O-Image] Add Website in IIS
  4. Type the name of the new website in the 'Site name:' text box.
  5. Click the ellipsis button under Content Directory and point to the physical path for the new website.
    [O-Image] Ellipses
  6. Under Binding, type in the new port number.
    [O-Image] Portnumber
  7. Run the AddInstance utility (<ArcGIS Install>\Server10.0\DotNet\AddInstance.exe) and enter the following:
    • ArcGIS Server Instance Name
    • IIS port number
    • Name of the Server Object Manager (SOM) machine
    • ArcGIS WebServices account and password

    Click the Add button.

    When finished, the ArcGIS instance folders and virtual directories are created on the new website.

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