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Advanced configuration scenarios

The following sections describe advanced considerations when configuring ArcGIS Server.

When using a domain account as the ArcGIS Server account

If your logon settings deny login rights to the machine where ArcGIS Server is installed, you will encounter an error during the installation. It is not necessary to grant Log on locally group policy settings to the ArcGIS Server account; only the steps below are required:

  1. Log in to the machine hosting Windows Active Directory.
  2. Click Start > Administrative Tools > Active Directory Users and Computers.
  3. Locate the Organizational Unit containing the ArcGIS Server account.
  4. Right-click the ArcGIS Server account and select Properties.
  5. Click the Account tab and click Log on To.
  6. In the field below The following computers option, type the host name of the machine hosting ArcGIS Server.
  7. Click Add.
  8. Click Apply.

For more information about the ArcGIS Server account, see The ArcGIS Server account.

When using Active Directory as the security store

If your logon settings deny login rights to the machine where Active Directory is hosted, you will encounter an error when configuring security to use Windows as the identity store. It is not necessary to grant Log on locally group policy settings to the user; only the steps below are required:

  1. Configure Windows as the identity store following the instructions in the tutorial Using a Windows identity store that has nested groups.
  2. Log in to the machine hosting Windows Active Directory.
  3. Click Start > Administrative Tools > Active Directory Users and Computers.
  4. Locate the Organizational Unit containing the domain account you specified in the Security Configuration Wizard.
  5. Right-click the account and select Properties.
  6. Click the Account tab and click Log on To.
  7. In the field below The following computers option, type the host name of the machine hosting ArcGIS Server.
  8. Click Add.
  9. Click Apply.

For more information about configuring ArcGIS Server to use Active Directory, see Securing web services with Integrated Windows Authentication.

Machines with multiple network interface controller cards

ArcGIS Enterprise can be deployed on machines that have multiple network interface controller (NIC) cards. If you installed ArcGIS Server on a machine that contains more than one NIC card, you must identify which interface the server should use for network communication. This is done by adding a JSON file into the installation directory for each machine in the site.

  1. Log in to the multi-NIC machine where ArcGIS Server is installed. Create a new JSON file named "hostname.properties" inside the \framework\etc folder of the server's installation directory. By default, this filepath is C:\Program Files\ArcGIS\Server\framework\etc.
  2. Add the following text to the first line of the file, and specify the fully-qualified domain name of the intended interface: hostname=interface.domain.com. For example, if you have a machine with two NIC cards (1 and 2), these interfaces' domain names resolve to S1.mycompany.com and S2.mycompany.com, and you want ArcGIS Server to use the second interface for network communication, add this text to the hostname.properties file: hostname=S2.mycompany.com.
    Note:

    In some cases, as when a hostname is identical for multiple interfaces, you should instead specify the IP address of the interface you want ArcGIS Server to use for network communication. The syntax is hostname=<IP address>.

  3. Save and close the hostidentifier.properties file.
  4. Restart the machine. Repeat with other machines in your ArcGIS Server site as necessary.