Registering data source with server problems

Discussion created by Augy on Feb 5, 2013
Latest reply on Feb 7, 2013 by Augy
I am trying to set up ArcGIS fo Server 10.1 and am running into a problem.  In ArcMap, I create a new map and add a feature dataset (Telecom Model, provided by ESRI) taht has about 27 features.  When I try to share this service (File/Share As/Service), then run Analyze, I get a problem that I can't resolve. 

The error is "Data source is not registered with the server and data will be copied to the server (27 items)".

I have registered both the Database and Folders in the Data Stores dialog box, also validating them.

If I right-click one of the 27 features and select Register Data Source with Server, I get a dialog box for Register Database.  The Shared Database is already filled in with my instance of SQL and the Name field is empty.  I enter a generic name in the Name field and select OK.  This prompts the following error:

"The database is already registered as ArcGIS Server Managed Database".

I must be missing something but it seems to me it's telling me I have to register the database but when I try it says it's already registered.  I admit I'm not very knowledgable on SQL, servers, databases, etc...graduated from the various desktop products (3.1, 8.x, 9.x, now 10.x) to recently obtaining ArcGIS for Server and having to learn on the fly.  BTW, I've watched the videos on registering data sources and I think I'm following what to do...I suspect it's something else entirely.