Publishing a GIS resource to the server in ArcCatalog

Using ArcCatalog or the Catalog window in ArcMap, you can quickly publish a GIS resource, such as a map document, to ArcGIS Server. To do so, follow these steps.

  1. In the Catalog tree, navigate to the resource you want to publish. For example, navigate to a map document on disk.
  2. Right-click the resource and click Publish to ArcGIS Server.
  3. Choose which server you want to publish the resource to, type a name for the service, then choose the folder in which the service will reside. Click Next.
  4. Choose the capabilities you would like to enable for the resource and click Next. Different types of resources expose different types of capabilities. For a more complete explanation of each type of capability, see What types of services can you publish?
  5. Review the information about the service that will be created. If you will be working with the service through the Web, take special note of the service's URL. You can't enter this URL in a browser directly, but you can enter the URL and append ?wsdl to see the service's Web service definition and verify that the service is working correctly.

    Note that multiple Web service endpoints can be created when you specify certain capabilities (for example, the KML capability for map services creates an additional endpoint suffixed KmlServer in addition to the default map service).

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