Hello, this is the result of checking the mapagent on a 6.5 installation of MapGuide. The host OS is XP SP2, not sure if SP2 is related to this, but never tried installing on that before.
Autodesk MapGuide Server
[14/Oct/2004:07:07:48 -0700] The Autodesk MapGuide ISAPI MapAgent (version 220.127.116.11) is running and ready to distribute your requests to 1 MapGuide Server(s).
If you need more assistance, please contact the Autodesk MapGuide Server Administrator at [clipped]
MapGuide Server #1 [Local]
[14/Oct/2004:07:07:48 -0700] Autodesk MapGuide Server could not be found. If you need more assistance, please contact your Autodesk MapGuide Server Administrator.
I found one article in the Knowledge Base but it applied to version 5. I've compared many of the configurations against another working installation and it looks the same. Any ideas about what the problem is?
After reviewing the MapGuide installation docs, I decided this might have something to do with DCOM permissions. I was on the right path, anyway, XP SP2 does change some default DCOM permissions, and for anonymous users, some change will probably have to be made to get it to work. Beyond the scope of what I was looking to do. On the mapagent virtual directory, I unchecked the anonymous access and set Integrated Authenitcation only. This fixed the problem since I am running a local-only installation. Hope someone will find this tidbit useful when using XP SP2.
it looks like you can keep the anonymous permissions on the virtual directory that points to the mapagents folder by modifying the dcom config for the autodesk mapguide server application using the component services mmc snap-in under:
Component Services > My Computer > DCOM Config > Autodesk Mapguide Server
in the properties page for "autodesk mapguide server", find the "security" tab, and under "launch and activation permissions" select customize and the "edit". add the "everyone" group to the list and grant local launch and local activation. the apply the changes and the mapagent should be able to see the map server.
those who fully understand the security implications of what i just described may shudder in horror, but all i know is it got my mapguide server 6.5 running normally again after i installed xp sp2. if someone has a more secure way of accomplishing the same thing, please post.
Message was edited by: mdesksmartin