Can't Include a Basemap Service in another Service--Not Supported

Discussion created by stevebt on May 8, 2013
Latest reply on May 10, 2013 by JQuinn-esristaff
I'm trying to create a map service with points on a nice basemap (like ArcGIS Online's World Topo).  When I analyze the MXD, I get error "Layer Type Not Supported".

Any suggestions on how to put a basemap service inside another service?

Why do I need to do this?  I want to use the REST service "Export Map" operation to create a URL that calls a JPEG map for use in a web page.  I need my points and a background in this JPEG which has a URL of the form:

My sucky workaround was to make a background from the ArcGIS DVD data and Maps and add it to the MXD/SD...but it's not nearly as good as the World Street map and Topo services.

Another thought was to put 9GB worth of cached ESRI data on my server (see, but that might not help me either.