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IServerObjectType Interface (ArcObjects .NET 10.8 SDK)
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IServerObjectType Interface

Provides access to methods, for administrators, that control the behavior and properties of a server object type.

Product Availability

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


Name Description
Read/write property CLSID The GUID of the COM class corresponding to the server object type.
Read/write property Description Description of the server object type.
Read/write property Name Name of the server object type.

Classes that implement IServerObjectType

Classes Description
ServerObjectType The ServerObjectType object which defines the properties and behavior for server object types supported by the GIS server.


The ArcGIS Server manages a set of server objects running across one or more host (container) machines. How those server objects are configured and run is defined by a set of server object configurations. Server object configurations can be added, removed and modified by users or developers who are members of the agsadmin users group, and therfore have administrator priviliges on the ArcGIS Server.

The types of server object configurations, and therefore server objects that can be created on a GIS server, are of a defined set of server object types that a GIS server can support. By default, the supported types are MapServer, GeocodeServer, GeoDataServer, GlobeServer and GPServer. The server object configuration type defines the types of server object instances that a particular server object configuration starts up and provides to applications to use.

The type also defines the set of properties associated with a particular server object configuration that must be specified when creating the configuration. For example, a MapServer requires a map document, a GeocodeServer requires a locator, etc.

The IServerObjectType interface is a read/write interface on a server object type that allows administrators to configure new server object types to add to the server, update existing server object types, and view the properties of a server object type.

Users and developers that are not part of the the agsadmin group do not have access to this interface. An additional read-only interface called IServerObjectTypeInfo is available to non-administrators, which provides read-access to a subset of the server object type's properties.

See Also

IServerObjectConfiguration Interface | IServerObjectManager Interface | GISServerConnection Class | IServerObjectTypeInfo Interface