How to access ArcGIS Server Manager on a different network computer

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06-01-2016 02:26 PM
AdrianWelsh
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Hi Everyone,

This may not be a viable option but I wanted to hear the ideas of the GeoNet first. I have ArcGIS Server (Standard Workgroup 10.4) installed and licensed on a local computer on my company's local area network. I can get to the server manager on this computer by going to https://localhost:6443/arcgis/manager/site.html .

How can I access this server manager from another computer on the same network? I know the PC's local IP address and have tried all sorts of combinations of accessing this from another PC but have had no luck. I can also see the PC's files by typing in \\and the IP address, etc.. Is this sort of thing possible?

Thanks!

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RebeccaStrauch__GISP
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Adrian, assuming you have permission to access the other machine, you should be able to use the IP or the machine name....and the port.

https://<other machine name or IP>:6443/arcgis/manager/

If you are getting an error, try a different browser...or as mention, make sure you have permissions.

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AdrianWelsh
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Hi Rebecca,

Thanks for the reply. I wish it were that simple. I tried this https://192.168.0.126:6443/arcgis/manager  in Chrome and Firefox and both times the connection timed out.

I can see the entire C drive on that machine if I look in a Windows Explorer folder by typing in \\192.168.0.126 . Everything is "shared" on that PC but I am not sure how to get in it from another PC on the same network.

Are there other permissions I need to 'activate'?

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RebeccaStrauch__GISP
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Can you get to the admin login page?

https://<machine>:6443/arcgis/admin/login

EDIT: btw,  that works for me for both the manager and the admin, if I use the machine name (maybe the IP  but not the IP), but not if I use the web URL since I have that disabled for the web adapter.  Also I should note that I am admin on all my machines with my domain account, so that part isn't is eliminated on my mahcines.  just fyi.

AdrianWelsh
MVP Notable Contributor

Rebecca,

I appreciate the extra info. I am excited to try this /admin/login route but unfortunately I just realized that I will not have a VPN connection or a LAN connection until next week sometime.    (though, it does work if I remote into the PC and try it!) But, to be clear, are you saying you use the computer's name as opposed to the computer's IP address in place of "<machine>"?

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RebeccaStrauch__GISP
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Adrian Welsh wrote:

But, to be clear, are you saying you use the computer's name as opposed to the computer's IP address in place of "<machine>"?

Yes, the machine/computer name and the port for both the admin and manager.  At least on our network, I would get an error when using the ip....my guess is it is due to the SSL certificate.  As for my mentioning the web adaptor not working, that is by design, (recommended for security) that is, I have that disabled on purpose, so to manage, I have to be within our domain (although VPN remote works, since that gets me into the domain).

i noticed that you have site.html   in your post....I doubt that is the issue, but you might try without.

also, for kicks, try it with http and :6080   My guess is it knows you should be https, and would definitly be need isf you have security enabled, but it's been a while since I did the install (but hope to test 10.4.1 very soon).  and if you do have security in place, do you have a SSL installed?  Self signed?  Seems like I had to have all that, but again, been awhile and our production is still 10.2.2.

hope it works....and of course, I'm sure you know you can always do many of the things thru Catalog on any machine...just not the true admin stuff (logs, security, etc).

AdrianWelsh
MVP Notable Contributor

Rebecca,

This is some good information. I tried with and without https/http as well as ste.html, etc. But I will continue try many more combinations when I get a chance again.

My main issue is that I want to publish my data to this 'server' from a different computer than what the server is on. Though, I'm not sure how to make that initial connection to the 'server' computer (which is why I am trying to log into server Manager just to see how to make this connection).

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RebeccaStrauch__GISP
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You do that in catalog (or ArcMap, thru the catalog) and create either an Admin or Publisher connection...go down to the ArcGIS Server category in the catalog TOC and create a new connection.

ArcGIS Help (10.2, 10.2.1, and 10.2.2)

Have you tried that yet?  That is the connection you need to publish from another machine.  But make ysure you have those rights to publish with whatever account you use in the connection file.  If your personal account doesn't have the rights, you can connect as the AGS administrator.

AdrianWelsh
MVP Notable Contributor

I have ...sort of... tried that but figured I wouldn't get far since I cannot make a connection to the server itself

Steps:

  1. In the Catalog tree, expand the GIS Servers node.
  2. Double-click Add ArcGIS Server.
  3. Choose Administer GIS server and click Next.
  4. For the Server URL, type the URL of the ArcGIS Server site you want to connect to, for example, http://gisserver.domain.com:6080/arcgis. If you need help constructing this URL, seeComponents of ArcGIS URLs.

I am guessing if I put that URL in (with my info) that it would not connect since the server is on a local PC that is on a network (not on an actual server - which may be my inherent issue).

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RebeccaStrauch__GISP
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I typically use the machine name for the connection too.

If you have to change your password often, I would recommend NOT storing your user/pass, because if it's like our system, if there are 3 bad attempts, we get locked out and  network services staff need to do an unlock.  For some reason, these seem to  cause an issue, even if you aren't accessing it.

When you publish, it will ask for your credentials.  Once published, it doesn't need them again.

Just fyi, I used ArcMap 10.3.1 on my local machine to publish to an ArcGIS Server 10.2.2 on a server (although that shouldn't matter) just now with this process, and it when smooth, although I had to register the data, which is easily done the the analyze window when publishing.  I did this to my dev machine, which has expired ssl certs, and it gave me warnings, (3 I think) but did it just the same.  I'm now able to see it in REST directory.

edit: btw - one way I think about computer name vs url ...if using the port 6080 or 6443 that is the computer name...that is not using the web adapter.  so my sample above uses machine name.

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