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When adding an ArcMap Service, ArcIMS returns this message:
"Error when trying to administer mapservice. Service 'service name' cannot be created. Data for the layer 'Layer name' of dataframe 'dataframe id' is not found."
The error may cause one of the following issues:
1. The current ArcIMS user does not have access to the data referenced in the ArcMap document being served.
2. The ArcMap document being served may contain relative paths. ArcIMS is designed for a distributed environment, and relative paths are not supported.
3. The ArcMap document may contain layers whose links to their respective data sources are broken.
Check the following scenarios:
Verify 'Store full path names' is checked in the Data Source Options dialog box of Map Properties for the map document.
To learn about repairing broken links, see the ArcGIS Desktop Help topic 'Repairing broken data links'.