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Access WMS service properties in ArcGIS Desktop

You can populate or modify the properties of a WMS service using ArcCatalog or the Catalog window in ArcGIS Desktop. To do so, follow these steps.

  1. In the Catalog tree, expand the GIS Servers node.
  2. Double-click Add ArcGIS Server and establish an Administer GIS server connection type to the server. If you already have an administrative connection set up, you can skip this step. For instructions on how to connect, see Connect to ArcGIS Server from ArcGIS Desktop.
  3. Within your connection to ArcGIS Server, right-click the WMS service you want to edit and choose Service Properties.
  4. In the Service Editor, click the Capabilities tab and verify that WMS is selected.
  5. Click the WMS tab and select Enter service properties below. This means your service is going to use a system-generated capabilities file.
  6. Populate or modify WMS service properties.
  7. Click OK. Your service is restarted, which immediately applies your edits.

See Available WMS service properties to learn more about setting WMS service properties.