EDIT/UPDATE: I'm adding a bounty to this in hopes of obtaining a step-by-step guide to creating an online map with feature editing using the ArcGIS Flex API, SQL Server Express and ArcGIS Server 10.1. I've run into so many issues (database authentication with Express, errors enabling feature editing) that I think my best bet is to start over and go through each step. A moderately detailed guide would be very much appreciated.
I'm primarily a desktop GIS programmer and need to develop a web application in which features can be edited by multiple users. I'm looking for a brief summary of the full steps I would need to carry this process out if I were starting from scratch.
Software: ArcGIS Flex API and SQL Server Express with ArcGIS Server 10.1.
The steps as I understand them so far:
1) Install ArcGIS Server on our server (actually a virtual machine on an existing server)
2) Install the ArcGIS Web Adapter
3) Install ArcSDE on the same server
4) Install SQL Server Express on the same server
This is where I need some clarification. As I understand it I need to create a new geodatabase to store the features I wish to display/edit. I also understand I need to create a Feature Service and Geometry Service. Finally I will need to host the developed application using a web server.
I'm essentially looking for a walk-through for this process as I have never carried it out before. Any information/resources would be much appreciated.