Publishing a geodata service with a map service
To publish a geodata service with a map service, you must enable geodata access from the capabilities list when publishing the map service. In this case, the map document must contain data from only one geodatabase. When the publishing process is completed, a map service and a geodata service with the same name are created and can be managed independently. Publishing a geodata service with a map service allows you to use the commands from the Distributed Geodatabase toolbar when you add the map service to ArcMap.
Since the services are managed independently, you can configure each service to work well for different types of operations. For example, you may want to allow more instances and set longer time-outs to support replication operations with a geodata service. With the map service, however, you may want to keep shorter time-outs and limit the maximum number of instances to support operations such as viewing.
Follow these steps to publish a geodata service with a map service:
- Click the Services tab in Manager.
- Click Publish GIS Resource.
Enter the information as prompted, keeping in mind the following:
- For Resource, browse to the map document that you want to publish.
- When choosing capabilities, be sure to check the box next to Geodata Access.
- If you need additional help, see Publishing a GIS resource to the server in Manager.