I think I have a fairly standard and straight forward issue, but it's something I have not dealt with previously. Using model builder, I'm looking to upload or append shapefiles (whichever would be correct I assume) to a GIS MapServer. The server is run off of an internet connection and I need this in order for others to upload data remotely. Thanks for taking a look!
So.... What is it you want to do? Upload or append? And, are you really using shapefiles or are you using geodatabase features?
I use the append tool in several models. There are two different 'copy' tools you can put in a model: copy and copy features. Whatever you create, it will need to either reside locally on the users machines or they will need access to the model on a shared drive.
You also need to consider how to administer the services that use the data you will be uploading or appending.