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Error: Error when trying to administer Service - Data may be missing.

Error Message

Error when trying to administer service. ArcIMS service 'service name' cannot be created. Check your map file's layers and data source connections.

Cause

The link to the data is broken or the data is not available in the specified location.

Solution or Workaround

Open the map document (.axl or .mxd) and check that the path to the data is correct and that the required data is available at the specified location. If the data link is incorrect or broken, fix the data path and try to recreate the service.