Creating an SDE instance / service in 10.1

Discussion created by kreuzrsk on Dec 26, 2013
Latest reply on Dec 30, 2013 by vangelo-esristaff
I just installed ArcSDE 10.1 at my workplace for the first time in a Microsoft SQL Server 2012 environment. Using the Geodatabase Administration "Create Enterprise Geodatabase" tool I created an SDE database but I don't see a tool to an create an SDE instance / service for this new database. I need to create SDE spatial views so I need to create a instance is that correct?