Problem: Unable to add a dynamic workspace to a map service


When attempting to add a dynamic workspace to a map service, the loading process stops responding.

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The PublishingToolsEX geoprocessing service is missing, thus preventing the action of adding dynamic data sources to the map service. The ArcGIS Server Logs report the following warning message:

Unable to process request. Service System/PublishingToolsEx/GPServer not found

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Solution or Workaround

To resolve this issue, recreate the PublishingToolsEX geoprocessing service:

  1. Sign in to ArcGIS Server Manager.
  2. Navigate to Services > System > PublishingTools.
  3. Click REST under Supported Interfaces and copy the resulting JSON.
  4. Navigate to Services > System and click Create Service under Supported Operations.
  5. Paste the JSON from Step 3 and replace the provider and service name to the following parameters:
    "provider": "ArcObjects11"
    "serviceName": "PublishingToolsEx"
  6. Click Create and add a dynamic workspace to the map service.

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