Starting a remote ArcSDE service on Windows

To start an ArcSDE service on a remote computer, there is some initial setup to perform. Then you can use the sdemon command with the start operation to start the service.

  1. Be sure the ArcSDE administrator belongs to the Windows administrator or power user group on the remote machine and has access via the system environment variables to the sdemon command.
  2. Determine that the remote ArcSDE service host is accessible over the network using the ping command from an MS-DOS prompt. Type ping followed by the name or TCP/IP address of the remote computer.

    ping muybridge
    Pinging [] with 32 bytes of data:
    Reply from bytes=32 time<10ms TTL=128
    Reply from bytes=32 time<10ms TTL=128
    Reply from bytes=32 time<10ms TTL=128
    Reply from bytes=32 time<10ms TTL=128

  3. You must add additional one-line entries to the Windows services file of both the local and remote servers. Duplicate the service name in the Windows services file as a User Datagram Protocol (UDP) entry that uses the same port number.

    esri_sde 5151/tcp
    esri_sde 5151/udp

  4. Initiate remote startup of the ArcSDE service using the sdemon command from an MS-DOS command prompt. The –s <server> and –i <service> options are used to specify the name of the remote host computer and ArcSDE service. For example, to start the remote ArcSDE service, arcsde, on host computer muybridge, type the sdemon command and include the –s muybridge –i arcsde options.
    sdemon –o start –i arcsde –s muybridge
    Please enter ArcSDE DBA password:
    ArcSDE Instance arcsde started Thu Feb 07 11:24:26 2008

    You must specify the service name to start the remote application server—in this example, arcsde. Using the port number results in an error and the service will not start.

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