Call ArcGis Server Service from python

Discussion created by jthiel1974 on Mar 31, 2011
Latest reply on Apr 1, 2011 by bharold-esristaff
I have seen examples of how to use python to open and manipulate an .mxd file.
Is it possible to call a service from python to do something similar? 

I have a service that contains a basemap and a business layer.  I want to call that service, locate the map to a specific extent (either through the call to the service itself or afterward in python), and then save the resulting map to a .pdf. 

Any thoughts/ideas?  Thanks.