I haven't published ESRI-supplied data before, but I followed the instructions that came with the Data and Maps for ArcGIS Server 10. When I view the supplied MXD file for a map cache, it's just a black background. The help docs say it's supposed to be different from what you expect, so I followed the rest of the steps:
- Copy map cache folders to the arcgisserver\arcgiscache folder.
- Copy the map documents to a shared location accessible to your GIS server. (Also copy the data folder from the documents folder).
- Create a new map service using the MXD as the source document.
I followed the steps that come with the data but the service never displays any data. I suspect that the imprecise step of "Copy the map documents to a shared location accessible to your GIS server" requires something I haven't done. Has anyone published map services from the ArcGIS data discs before?