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Error when publishing a network dataset from a file server

Question asked by cadamsesriuk-esridist Employee on Jan 19, 2016
Latest reply on Jan 20, 2016 by cadamsesriuk-esridist

Has anyone come across, or have any ideas about this error when publishing:

 

NAServer requires at least one network analysis layer to be in the map.

 

This is the scenario:

 

Two ArcGIS for Server machines in a site.

All data hosted on a remote machine within the same network. The data is in a file geodatabase, is shared with the domain account running the ArcGIS for Server machines and has read permissions. The data is referenced via UNC paths and can be viewed in ArcMap fine.

*When publishing the network service, the server logs state:

 

NAServer requires at least one network analysis layer to be in the map.

 

This is not correct as I have added a network analysis layer by creating a new route.

 

*Note: if I copy the network dataset locally and reference the data over a UNC path, the service publishes fine.

 

So, why doesn't my network service publish when the data is remote? I believe it has been set up correctly and that the issue is specific to publishing a network dataset or perhaps it is the size of the data that I am publishing. This is a large, country scale network dataset.

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