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Starting the geometry service in ArcGIS for Desktop

The geometry service helps applications do geometric calculations such as buffering, simplifying, calculating areas and lengths, and projecting. Before you can use the geometry service in your application development, you'll need to start the service in ArcCatalog or the Catalog window in ArcGIS for Desktop. To do so, follow these steps.

  1. In the Catalog tree, expand the GIS Servers node.
  2. Double-click Add ArcGIS Server and click Administer GIS server to establish an administrative connection to the server. If you already have an administrative connection set up, you can skip this step. For instructions on how to connect, see Making an administrative connection to the server in ArcGIS for Desktop.
  3. Expand your connection to the server and locate the geometry service. It is located in the Utilities folder by default.
  4. Right-click the geometry service and choose Start. Your geometry service is started.

Only one geometry service can exist in your ArcGIS server site. However, you can configure multiple instances of the service to run at the same time. To do this, right-click the geometry service in your server connection and choose Service Properties. In the Service Editor, click the Pooling tab and increase the Maximum number of instances per machine property. For more information about pooling, see Tuning and configuring services.