ArcObjects Library Reference (Server)  

ServerDirectory Class

The ServerDirectory object which provides information about the ServerDirectory.

ServerDirectory is a non-creatable object. References to non-creatable objects must be obtained through other objects.

Product Availability

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

Supported Platforms

Windows, Solaris, Linux


Interfaces Description
IServerDirectory Provides access to members that control the behavior and properties of a server directory to administrators.
IServerDirectory2 Provides access to members that control the behavior and properties of a server directory to administrators.


A ServerDirectory is a location on a file system that the GIS server is configured to clean up files it writes. By definitition, a server directory can be written to by all container machines.

The GIS server hosts and manages server objects, and other ArcObjects for use in applicaitons. In many cases, the use of those objects requires writing output to files. For example, when a map server object draws a map, it writes images to disk on the server machine. Other appllications may write their own data, for example an application that checks out data from a geodatabase may write the check out personal geodatabase to disk on the server.

Typically, these files are transient and need only be available to the applicaiton for a short time, for example, the time for the application to draw the map, or the time required to download the check out database. As applicaitons do their work and write out data, thes files can accumulate quickly. The GIS server will automatically clean up its output if that output is written to a server directory.

Files in a server directory can be cleaned based on file age, or based on when the file was last accessed. The maximum file age or time since last accessed is a property of a server directory. If the ClenaingMode is esriDCAbsolute, then all files created by the GIS server that are older than the maximum age are automatically cleaned up by the GIS server. If the ClenaingMode is esriDCSliding, then all files created by the GIS server that have not been access for a duration defined by maximum age are automatically cleaned up by the GIS server.

ServerDirectory supports a single interface: IServerDirectory.

You can create a ServerDirectory using the CreateServerDirectory method on IServerObjectAdmin.

You can get the server direcrtories configured for a GIS server using GetServerDirectory and GetServerDirectories on IServerObjectAdmin.

See Also

IAGSServerObject Interface | IAGSServerConnection Interface | IAGSServerConnectionFactory Interface | IAGSServerObjectName Interface | IAGSServerConnectionAdmin Interface | IAGSServerConnectionName Interface | AGSServerConnectionFactory Class | IAGSEnumServerObjectName Interface | AGSServerConnection Class | AGSServerObjectName Class | AGSServerConnectionName Class | IEnumServerObjectConfiguration Interface | IServerContext Interface | IServerObjectType Interface | IServerObjectAdmin Interface | IEnumServerObjectType Interface | IGISServerConnection Interface | IServerObjectConfiguration Interface | IServerObject Interface | IServerObjectTypeInfo Interface | IServerObjectConfigurationInfo Interface | IEnumServerObjectTypeInfo Interface | IEnumServerObjectConfigurationInfo Interface | GISServerConnection Class | IServerObjectManager Interface | ServerContext Class | ServerDirectory Class | ServerDirectoryInfo Class | ServerMachine Class | ServerObject Class | ServerObjectAdmin Class | IEnumServerMachine Interface | IServerMachine Interface | IEnumServerDirectory Interface | ServerObjectConfiguration Class | ServerObjectConfigurationInfo Class | ServerObjectConfigurationStatus Class | ServerObjectManager Class | ServerObjectTypeInfo Class | ServerObjectType Class