• The desired folder for registration and ArcGIS for Server are on different machines.
• The desired folder for registration is on a domain controller for Active Directory. Local accounts cannot be created on a machine with an Active Directory domain controller, so explicit permissions cannot be granted to the local ArcGIS account, preventing the registration process. For more information about domain controllers, refer to the following web help document, ArcGIS Help: Configuring the domain controller used by ArcGIS Server.
Solution or Workaround
Use one of the following options to solve this issue:
Ensure that the location is accessible to ArcGIS Server.
▪ Check that the correct folder path has been entered.
▪ Modify the security of the folder to permit at least read access for the ArcGIS Server account. For more information, refer to the following Microsoft Help page, Microsoft: File and Folder Permissions.
Create an identical ArcGIS for Server user account on the machine where the folder is located, and grant the sharing and security permissions to the ArcGIS for Server account in the folder. For more information on creating an account and setting permissions, refer to the following web help documents: