Allow feature service from file geodatabase

Idea created by jan.benson_noaa on Jul 31, 2012
    Partially Implemented
    Score320

    I want to put our internal data layers up as a feature service using ArcGIS server.  Users need the ability to select and export features using ArcMap.  Currently I would have to put the data into ArcSDE to create a feature service.  The logic for the restriction is to manage two people editing at the same time.  The users don't have editing permissions so I don't need ArcSDE.  If the data ever needs editing, I can make a copy and update the service.  ESRI, please give us the ability to create feature services out of file geodatabases.  This is much more efficient than storing data on servers and having users search through the directories looking for the right layer.