Need to Replace Out of Date Map Services in MXDs

Discussion created by kreuzrsk on Oct 9, 2013
Latest reply on Oct 17, 2013 by mvolz47
We just upgraded ArcGIS Server from 10.0 to 10.1.  Several users have MXDs that contain a map service that retired during the upgrade.  With the map service gone those MXDs take 10 to 30 minutes to open and another 5 minutes just to right click on the service in the TOC so it can be removed.

What is there in ArcPy to find and replace map services?  Let me know if this topic should go in another forum.

And, why the heck does ArcGIS Desktop spend so much time looking for a map service before giving up?