Thursday, August 13, 2009

ArcGIS Server installed on a domain controller

Several folks have asked me if it is ok to install ArcGIS Server on a domain controller. The simple answer is no. The main reason is the GIS server uses local groups to control access and a domain controller does not allow for local groups. Another really good reason is that Microsoft says that you shouldn't use a domain controller as a server for IIS or otherwise.
See: (under specifically Do not use PDC as a server)

1 comment:

  1. I thought the post made some good points on extracting data, I use python for simple extracting data,data extraction can be a time consuming process but for larger projects like the web, files, or documents i tried which worked great, they build quick custom screen scrapers, extracting data, and data parsing programs