geocas

How to reassign directories in server to a new location

Discussion created by geocas on Mar 31, 2014
Latest reply on Mar 31, 2014 by crafty762
Already had directories on C. Want directories on E drive. Used

Changing the ArcGIS Server account
You don't need to rerun the ArcGIS Server installation to change the ArcGIS Server account. After you install, you can change the account by running the Configure ArcGIS Server Account utility, which is included with the software. You might do this to respond to a change in security policy or when troubleshooting your server.

It's recommended that you use this utility instead of trying to manually change the ArcGIS Server account with your operating system tools. The utility has been designed to apply permissions to all necessary directories (as explained above) across all the machines in your deployment. If you try to change the account manually and you make a mistake, you could experience server failure and downtime.

To change the ArcGIS Server account using the utility, follow these steps:

On one GIS server in your site, browse to the utility from the Windows Start menu under ArcGIS > ArcGIS for Server > Configure ArcGIS Server Account.
Specify the name and password for the account you want to designate as the ArcGIS Server account. Click Next.
Optionally specify the root server directory and configuration store locations used by your ArcGIS Server site. For example
If your root server directory and configuration store are available through local drive letter paths, and you specify these directories in the utility, the utility automatically grants the new account read and write permissions to the directories.
If your root server directory and configuration store use network (UNC) paths, leave these fields empty and manually grant the new account read and write permissions to the directories after completing the utility.
Optionally specify the logs directory location. If you enter a location, the utility automatically grants the new account read and write permissions to the directory. If you leave this field empty, you'll need to manually grant the new account read and write permissions to the directories on every GIS server in your deployment after completing the utility.NoteNote:
The logs directory is not related to the server directories or the configuration store location. If you change the location of the logs directory, try to keep the location at the root level of your GIS server. You cannot designate a network directory as the log location. For more information, see About server logs.
Click Next.

from

http://resources.arcgis.com/en/help/main/10.2/index.html#//0154000004w1000000


which seems to say start up configuration manager and put in the new directories when you have the option.
Did that more than once but process looks for old directories and chooses them instead.....

I would really rather have the directories elsewhere where I have more space available.....

What am I doing wrong?

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