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IServerMachine Interface (ArcObjects .NET 10.8 SDK)
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IServerMachine Interface

Provides access to properties of a server host machine for administrators. Note: the IServerMachine interface has been superseded by IServerMachine2. Please consider using the more recent version.

Product Availability

Available with ArcGIS Engine, ArcGIS Desktop, and ArcGIS Server.


Name Description
Read/write property Description The description of the host machine.
Read/write property Name The name of the machine that can host server objects for the GIS server.

Classes that implement IServerMachine

Classes Description
ServerMachine The ServerMachine object which provides information about the ServerMachine.


ArcGIS for Server is a distributed system. Server objects managed by the GIS server can run on one or more host machines. A machine that can host server objects must have the Server Object Container installed on it, and the machine must be added to the list of host machines managed by the Server Object Manager.

The IServerMachine interface allows you to configure the properties of a machine to add it to the GIS server. You must set the Name property for the machine, which will be the name of the machine on the network. The Description property is optional.

Use the AddMachine method of the IServerObjectAdmin interface to add the new host machines to your GIS server. All server objects configured in the GIS server can run on any of the host machines, so all host machines must have access to the necessary data and output directories used by all the server objects.

See Also

IServerObjectAdmin Interface | GISServerConnection Class | IServerObjectConfiguration Interface