I'm trying to set up Collector for ArcGIS. We are storing data in databases using SDE. The GIS is stored on a VM with no internet connection. I am trying to figure out how to publish the service definition without internet.. I have saved it as a .SD file and published to our default ArcServer Manager site? localhost:6080/ etc.. It publishes fine on the site but I do not know how to get it to show in Collector app on mobile. It doesn't appear. We have an organizational account and i've created a map but the features are not editable.. i assume it's because they weren't published as feature services. Is there any way around this?
You need to use a feature service with editing enabled. You also need a valid server url and not point to localhost and the service must be accessible to Collector through a wifi connection. Can you use hosted services if you are using an Organizational account or use an ArcGIS Server Feature Service and the field users would vpn in to access the server services?