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At the 10.1 release, the Post Installation Wizard is no longer part of the ArcSDE install. Prior to 10.1, the Post Installation Wizard could be used to create the application server service for 3-tier connections to be made to the geodatabase. The ArcSDE command line tools and application server service can still be configured by installing the ArcSDE application server and creating/registering the service manually.
The ArcSDE 10.1 installation includes the application server and ArcSDE command line tools. These components are necessary in order to configure the ArcSDE service.
DBMS clients can be downloaded from the database vendor or found in the Customer Care Portal under DBMS Support files.
To create a connection using an ArcSDE application server service, use the Create ArcSDE Connection File geoprocessing tool. This is located in the ArcToolbox > Data Management Tools > Workspace toolset.
Additionally, existing .sde connection files that utilized the application server service can be copied and used to make modifications. Below is an example of an Application Server connection properties.