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Default Service Properties


This resource is used to provide default settings for new services when they are published to ArcGIS Server.

You can use the Update Default Service Properties operation to change the default settings. The operation won't change the properties of any existing services; for that, you can use the Edit Service operation for a particular service.

Request parameters


The response format. The default response format is html.

Values: html | json | pjson

Response properties


A JSON object that describes each property to be set. The only available property is:

  • preferSharedInstances: Controls whether new compatible map services published from ArcGIS Pro to the server site will use shared or dedicated instances. Starting at 10.8, this property is true by default for sites that are newly installed. Sites that are upgraded from 10.7 or 10.7.1 will keep their existing setting.

Example usage

Below is a sample request URL for properties:

JSON Response example

{"preferSharedInstances": true}